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and the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world so no matter how you take it al-jazeera will bring you the news and current events that matter to al-jazeera. and witness documentaries that open your eyes at this time on al-jazeera. top general blames for the violence that's displaced hundreds of thousands of people. into life from my headquarters in doha with me and is a purana and so ahead cautious optimism is palestinian president mahmoud abbas
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welcomes a reconciliation offer from a mass plus. protest on the race relations in the u.s. city of st louis turn violent for a third night and after a twenty year wait to the local elections are finally coming to a district in southern a. top general is blaming the run for the violence that sparked the country's refugee crisis in a post on his facebook account gentlemen urged people and the media and myanmar to unite over the hinges issue hundreds of thousands of the hundred muslims have fled to neighboring to escape what the u.n. says is ethnic cleansing his comments come as the country's military is accused of deliberately targeting civilians while the general said that the recent upsurge in
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violence was an attempt by extremist bengalis and buckeye state to build a stronghold and built a thong and mung tall he continued by saying they demanded recognition as a hand job which he denied ever being an ethnic group in myanmar will talk of a child who is following developments from caucasus bazaar near the bangladesh myanmar border myanmar stop military man many young on his personal phrasebook posting on sunday with this committee do unite. together on the rohingya issues in a facebook posting he referred to the rohingya insurgents as bengali extremists trying to set up through the hole in the right kind state of myanmar province now obviously this is a personal posting but it appears to be a propaganda and a strategy to clearly the man my but this community to show that the range of community in the archive iraq there are kind province rather are nothing more than bangladeshi settlers or after them as bengali extremists some of the reason the
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insurgency that took place in the beginning of last month that left twelve security personnel are killed he also said that at least one hundred c. and counters of with me and my security force took place within that time and now we know that the myanmar government has referred to the iranian jack community as being the only settler previously also it's nothing new how about something that is under the current crisis appears to be a strategy rather than a personal posting what will happen is down the road if so many ranges coming over to bangladesh as refugees will be stuck here because the border areas are non mine and their fans the border area these people do not have documents to go back to myanmar prove that their own angels from the right kind providence this will end up being a situation in the long run could very well be a potential ground for insurgency campaign against the junk in myanmar by their own india community. let's move on to other news now in palestinian authority president
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mahmoud abbas has welcomed by hamas to set up a unity government in gaza hamas has ruled gaza for ten here is simply to dismantle the administrative committee that runs the strip and to hold elections the move is seen as a major breakthrough towards resolving a long and bitter dispute but as harry force it reports the real challenge lies in its implementation. the pressure has been mounting on hamas the results of ten years of israeli and egyptian blockade have been intensified this year by rival palestinian faction facts are the facts are leader palestinian president mahmoud abbas has cut salary payments and electricity supplies attempting to pressurise hamas into giving up its sole control of gaza hamas turned to egypt which pushed the palestinian reconciliation. we responded to these efforts and made a brave decision to dissolve the administrative committee and now there are no excuses for a bass and
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a bass has one choice only to respond positively to achieve the palestinian dream of national unity. that dream was riven by gunfire in two thousand and seven when hamas prevailed in street battles and the political division between gaza and the occupied west bank began repeated attempts to reconcile have collapsed this time factor says it's ready to send its officials to gaza that plans are in place for the unity government to get to work its no matter of details. we now look positively on this but we need clarifications and the clarifications should come from the guarantor and the mediator which is egypt some of those who potentially have the most to gain from any deal between hamas and fatah and the hundreds of thousands of gazans who live in refugee camps like this one but over ten years of separation economic blockade they become used to being let down. they certainly borne the brunt of the palestinian authorities recent pressure tactics for. hours
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electricity a day has become the norm this on top of the crippled economy which is left and his four sons among so many others in gaza without jobs. reconciliation could solve the power problem it could solve the water problem the markets are empty because people have no money no regular salaries people live without being able to plan. their remains much to resolve such as who has ultimate control over the armed wing of hamas what happens to the tens of thousands of hamas employees who till now have been working in a parallel administration to the palestinian authority is in the details and the ones. that sit down together try to figure out the issue of future palestinian. the issue of how last forty five forty three thousand employees and. that might be a big problem other issues loom not least how mahmoud abbas handles relations with
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the u.s. and israel both of which describe as a terrorist group. and more interested in decision could make any time now to lift the recent restrictions and make their lives a little better. al-jazeera gaza human rights groups say films of women have been raped and sexually assaulted during the four year civil war and south sudan they blame the abuses on president salva kiir government troops and opposition forces loyal to former vice president react many civilians have fled to seek safety in neighboring uganda from when malcolm webb reports. florence walked through the bush for two days in south sudan the sandals to get to the safety of this refugee camp in uganda she told us that was after five government soldiers gang raped her along with four other women who changed her name and hidden her face. my husband was following a short distance behind us when he came and found these men on me he told them to
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stop they grabbed him immediately and killed him with the night. we had many similar stories from the people in the camps men tortured or killed and women gang raped by government soldiers he told them all ethnic groups other than there should leave south sudan people in this tent and 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 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 forwards. in recent weeks opposition troops of 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. amnesty international says thousands of women girls and some men are victims the u.n.
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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 the soldiers who rape a punished any question what we've been told in the camps although it's of essential burslem to to know for sure that they are not made up without someone coming forward thought of it these are claims that are being made in the revenue comes how do we get convinced that they are not being told to say we are think about this fairly opposition forces have been accused of sexual violence to the majority of allegations have been of sexual violence by government soldiers can stop the war crimes prosecutor he's worked on tribunals for many conflicts he investigated south sudan's conflict for the u.n. he says the sexual violence is the worst he's ever known that such a high level of incidents widespread. being on for substantial period of time not as isolated incidents. you know one can only one can only conclude that work
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crimes involving sexual violence are taking place like 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 fleeing with her husband killed him and threw her baby in a bush. they tied up blindfold on my face they took all my possessions and stripped me three of them were all on me after i grabbed my baby and left i was naked now i have nothing. malcolm webb al-jazeera west nile uganda. now the u.k.'s terror threat level has been lowered from critical to severe and was raised to the highest level after five days bomb attack on a london underground train that engine thirty people place raided a tree in west london on sunday night and connection to the attack earlier they
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searched two properties for the south and sorry detectives are continuing to question a twenty one and eighteen year old arrested on saturday. the u.n. secretary general antonio terrace has warned of the planned kurdish independence referendum could track on the need to defeat eisel iraq iran and turkey oppose the poll of demonstrators marched through the streets of istanbul and protest on sunday iran's government has threatened to end all border and security arrangements with the kurdish regional authority in northern iraq of the vote goes ahead without that one of the following the story from ed bean. this might be the first explicit statement coming out of iran but certainly there have been several warnings by the iranian government over the past few months relations actually between tehran and the kurdish authorities have been strained for quite a while now at the bottom line sees this as a threat to its own national security dissents that the iran has
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a sizable kurdish population several iranian kurdish opposition parties are based here in northern iraq and iran fears that this referendum even though nonbinding if it goes ahead might bull aspirations of the iranian kurds just those are exactly the same fears that turkey has for example now the mood here remains defiant over the past few days. he has held rallies and he has said very bluntly that the referendum will go ahead because the alternative put forward by the international community mainly the u.s. the u.k. and the u.n. . is actually not clear enough is not is not binding enough in the sense that. it. is us to postpone this referendum until after the iraqi general elections are to be held in two thousand and eighteen but i think it would be would like to get eight
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assurance guarantees from baghdad that after that it will go ahead with this referendum. now in the u.s. protests in the city of st louis have turned violent for a third night following the acquittal of a white former police officer of the shooting of a black man at least forty people were arrested on saturday. the protests in st louis over friday's divisive verdict ended in violence for a third night with police ordering demonstrators to disperse. more than a thousand people had marched through the city determined to make their point peacefully. they're upset over the killing of a black man by a white a hossa almost six years ago and smith fled from police in december twentieth levon after an alleged drug dealer outside
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a fast food restaurant shortly after the chase began officer jason stokely was filmed saying this. smith was shot five times during the trial prosecutors alleged ottley planted a gun in smith's car after he shot him it took four years the stockley to be charged with murder but a missouri state judge constantly not guilty saying the prosecution had failed to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt the verdict led to days of protests some of them violent we will continue our citizens first amendment rights are protected however we will not tolerate valan bounce in citizens police officers or damaged property federal prosecutors have rejected calls for a new civil rights investigation but protesters say they won't give up on their fight for justice victoria gates and the al-jazeera. still ahead on the bolton
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u.s. president donald trump will highlight his first address to the u.n. general assembly and less than a week from the german election the public some remains wary of increased military spending. from the neon lights of asia. to the city never sleeps. hello the skies are largely clear across the middle east once again more very hot sunshine a chance of one or two showers over towards afghanistan elsewhere it doesn't look settled also hot sunshine aleppo thirty five celsius forty four therefore baghdad was a more pleasant twenty nine in beirut over the next couple of days into the mid forty's there for kuwait city is well and well again the low forty's across much of the arabian peninsula forty celsius the abu dhabi thirty nine forty degrees here in the
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go on through the next day or so chance of want to see showers just around the southern end of the peninsula southern parts of amman into the gulf of aden southern parts of the red sea did just see want to two showers squeeze out of that rather thick a cloud think cloud make just way from the eastern cape seems a violent storms coming through southern and eastern parts of south africa recently things will quieten down as we go on through tuesday warm sunshine coming back into durban temperatures at around twenty seven degrees celsius in the winds easing off we'll see a lot of the showers continuing around the ethiopian highlands all the way across into uganda pushing across into comma road more big showers there into southern parts of nigeria and those showers stretch across ghana into liberia. the weather sponsored by qatar airways. sister a break with the track like a blanket coverage follows experts and politicians off of platitudes and sound
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bites strong and stable leadership trying to play the media and shape the message in an age of simplistic narratives the listening post critiques the mainstream response today as the two hundredth day of this administration exposing the influences that drive the headlines at this time on al-jazeera. good to have you with us on al jazeera these are our top stories top general is blaming the hunger for the violence that sparked the country's refugee crisis hundreds of thousands of for him to have fled to neighboring bombed the day to escape ethnic cleansing. palestinian president mahmoud abbas has welcomed an offer
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by hamas to set up a unity government in gaza hamas as well for ten years that's according to dismantle the administrator of a committee that runs the strip and to hold elections and protests other race relations have turned violent for a third day in the u.s. city of st louis they follow the acquittal of a white former police officer and the shooting of a black man in two thousand and eleven. now u.s. president trump will use his debut speech to the u.n. general assembly to what has countries anniversaries among the topics certain to be on the agenda and north korea and iran a washington editor james based takes a look at some of the issues world leaders will address at the year well this week . every year when world leaders gather in new york in september they listen carefully to the words of the most powerful person on earth but for the first time since the u.n. was created at the end of the second world war the u.s. president will address them from this podium is someone who at times has appeared
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to question the multilateral order the united nations represents. diplomats are wary of what president trump will say in his nine months in office he's already attended nato g. seven and g. twenty summits on the global stage he's appeared at times uncertain his actions unpredictable donald trump does not perform well at big international summits when he attended a nato summit he actually managed to physically push another leader out of the way and his advisors must hope that he will be back here because this is his last chance to really convince other world leaders that he is someone they can do business with and that is not just a nativist who wants the u.n. over to china as usual global leaders face a whole host of challenges among them an ongoing humanitarian emergency with the
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exodus of the row hinge are in myanmar then there's the wars in syria in iraq yemen and libya as well as the future of the iran nuclear deal but this year at the top of the agenda another nuclear state north korea it is a particularly pressing issue because of the provocative timing of the latest missile test which took place just days ago the number of launches the number of tests is much greater even in this year and than it's been over the last decades so this is a very immediate very immediate question and yes i think it will be the top question here in this week at the u.n. this is not just the first general assembly week for the new u.s. president and tony terrorists became u.n. secretary general at the start of the year he plans a program of modernization and streamlining president trump is also planning to hold a meeting on u.n. reform but some diplomats fear that may simply be an attempt to further slash the
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organizations budget. zira at the united nations. today of all hour a rare local election is being held in the south after a twenty year wait security is tight in the area where at least fifty five people have been killed during political protests in the past two years so banished restoral port. preparations are almost complete a local election is finally happening here after a twenty year wait elections are like festivals in the park and there is much excitement but not among villagers in mind arkadi one hundred seventy two families who lost their homes in the floods last month are taking refuge on this strip of road most are from what the pollies called the low cost community daytime temperatures soar to thirty eight degrees celsius here and these tarpaulin sheets are no relief government officials tell us to move back to our houses but we don't
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have a house said one man was or the other in our houses are destroyed but the powerful get all the relief we are left with very little damage and. schools are closed and children have fallen ill many are malar or villagers complain that the local leaders failed to visit them during the floods everyone here says they are going to exercise their democratic rights and vote but they also say they do not trust the local politicians because they were abandoned by them during their hour of need. so as not to be seen as influencing voters the government stopped all relief for the past few leaves the only visitors to these villagers are polluters sions asking for their votes beneath the pond it showed us her home destroyed by floods got out i've taken a loan of five thousand dollars to build a house but nothing is left politicians say they would do this once we vote for them but what is the guarantee they will deliver. her farmland has been swept away
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and crops destroyed besides just the immediate need for food villagers here say they need flood protection systems to save them in the future they hope the local election will address their needs but also fear they will be forgotten again once they have voted. and sabina is joining us live from a polling station and been going now so how is poland going to be in the first election since local governments were disbanded back in two thousand and two. well i'm actually in which is one of the first planned towns it's. there are so many people like very really eager to vote what's interesting is that the lines for women is longer this area has seen a huge exodus of men working in the gulf countries as migrant laborers and you can really see the effect over here now this is a more educated area and the people that i've talked to all of talked about the
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need for development in the past twenty years because they have been accountable government local government for them development has taken a back stage the roads that paul told a reggae ssion is not available for most people over here education system is also faltering and so everybody is hoping that once elections are over the local government is going to help them rebuild the city and rebuild. rebuild development over here and so they know what is their worst fears that they could be violence of the same violent protests over the past two years in the area claim many lives so how is all of that playing out today. so far it's been extremely peaceful there has been a heavy security presence around sixty thousand security forces have been. around this entire region we saw army personnel in like armored vehicles here lot of
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a lot of police and army are around the state is ready for violence but people are just eager to get on with life with their life and just complete this very same process so it is unlikely that it will be violent or at sabina thank you very much for that for the hour that serena stressed joining us live from there to go and thank you. now by the end of this week i'm going to merkel could become german chancellor for a fourth term with uncertainty about what direction the united states is moving in many countries are increasingly looking to germany to provide stable global leadership the germans remain wary of backing up their political power with military spending lansley reports. deep in the forest west of berlin nato is wargaming again one of its members has been attacked there are casualties
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and all the other states have joined in to help tend to the wounded the exercise is called vigorous warrior which hardly invokes the source of fire and fury rhetoric of donald trump we host. the nation for this exercise and of course we want to do it perfect we want to be a very good cause and i think we achieved a store but we are not alone there are twenty five other nations they all rolled. in this exercise the generals watching come from twenty five nato allies and other invited states they know where germany's red lines have always been on the battlefield this is where germany feels most comfortable helping out medical excellence logistical support that's all fine but when it comes to things. like attacking other countries invading other countries killing people there is no opposite of that at all. this is heidelberg a perfect example of liberal educated germany where merkel support is guaranteed by
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the wealthy middle aged and middle class no doubt many take pride in the global admiration for the chancellor but asked them should germany back it up now with a more aggressive military position staying us i think germany and the rest of the war should be disarming i believe germany's doing enough for nato we shouldn't be spending any more. it's a no brainer why germans don't like to be seen invading other countries the nazi scar has never healed when they pushed it like wrongly calling in an american air strike in afghanistan nearly ten years ago which mistakenly killed dozens of civilians there was a national shockwave and the defense minister resigns the source of political guilt trip that doesn't happen in the us or u.k. nor is the most powerful country in europe impressed with how its neighbors have prosecuted wars in places like libya if we go in with military force it needs to be backed up and slanged by civilian measures as well so there is diplomatic there is
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civilian crisis management and there is also the idea of so what happens afterwards how do we rebuild a country which has not been necessarily the prime objective by recent interventions by other european countries u.s. president trump demands germany spend far more on defense merkel's opponents on the left say that would make her an american stooge in a fragile world germany is looking for other solutions than war or asli al-jazeera in germany. now in pakistan the wife of former prime minister now watch today has one of his parliamentary seat the country's supreme court disqualified him in july over corruption allegations council now washed away from the by election securing the seat for the eastern city of lahore she defeated the rival party's candidate in absentia. the u.s. ambassador to the un nikki haley has warned north korea that it will be destroyed if it continues its reckless behavior and forces the united states and its allies
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to defend themselves against an attack meanwhile u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson has said a military response may be the only option to contain north korea after another missile was fired over japan on friday. if our diplomatic efforts fail though our military option we will be the only one left so all of this is backed up by a very strong and resolute military option but be clear we shake a peaceful solution to this and military chiefs from twenty nine countries are meeting in seoul while most korea isn't officially on the agenda the south hopes to use the event to bolster support for action to curb regional tension a three star chinese general is heading his country's delegation is the first visit to south korea by a high level chinese military official in more than a year. the u.s. government is considering closing its recently reopened embassy in cuba after diplomats continue to experience mysterious health problems but twenty staff have
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suffered traumatic brain injury or permanent hearing loss to suspected solich attacks the embassy resumed operations in two thousand and fifteen after diplomatic relations with cuba are reestablished. now in one of her first public appearances since being released from prison chelsea manning has told a conference of nantucket that she isn't an american traitor the former u.s. army intelligence analyst says she made an ethical decision when she leaked three quarters of a million classified military documents to wiki leaks she was convicted in two thousand and thirteen and released after serving seven years of a thirty five year sentence. hello again ominous of a problem in doha with the headlines on al-jazeera now must top general is blaming the rahane jeff for the violence that sparked the country's a refugee crisis hundreds of thousands of one hundred have fled to neighboring
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bangladesh to escape ethnic cleansing in a post on his facebook account a gentleman telling urged people and the media and myanmar to that unite over the river and issue. a mass which is ruled gaza for ten years says it's willing to end its feud with fatah both sides have agreed to talk about holding a general election controls the occupied west bank. human rights groups say thousands of women have been raped and sexually assaulted during the four year war and south sudan they blamed the abuses on government troops of president salva care and opposition forces loyal to form of vice president react much are. widespread. being going on for a substantial period of time not as isolated incidents. you know one can only one can only conclude that work crimes involving sexual violence are taking place u.n. secretary general antonio terror's has warned that the planned kurdish independence referendum would detract from the need to defeat eisel iraq iran and turkey all
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oppose the poll that showed old for the twenty fifth of september but the kurdistan regional government says there is no chance the vote will be delayed protests over race relations in the u.s. city of st louis have turned violent for a third night police have arrested of these forty seven people in the past two days the protests followed the acquittal of a white former police officer of the shooting of a black man in two thousand and eleven now the u.k.'s terror threat level has been lowered from critical to severe it was raised to the highest level after friday's bomb attack on a london underground train that injured thirty people police raided and eatery in west london on sunday night in connection with the attack earlier they searched two properties further south and sorry detectives are continuing to question a twenty one and eighteen year old who were arrested on saturday and military chiefs from twenty nine countries amazing in seoul while north korea isn't officially on the agenda the south hoped to use the event to bolster support for
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action to curb regional tension the listening post is up next. north korea's nuclear program. humanitarian crises around the world. wars in iraq and syria issues global leaders will grapple with in new york. as world leaders get ready to meet some new faces will be joining this year's biggest. joint for extensive coverage of the u.n. general assembly. yes thanks just. get out of. my space.


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