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filmmaker under a necker self continues his journey across his homeland to discover what life is like under putin during his travels he meets christians and muslims patriots and separatists i told the locals in the south east room when i arrived i don't do something completely different someone to leave putin's russia but other russian possible means and the challenge of happened in search of putin's russia at this time onal jazeera. iraq's supreme court orders the suspension of next week's kurdish and attendance referendum. and we shall carry this is al jazeera lifetime toe ha also coming up north korea warns more sanctions will spur to accelerate its nuclear program. facing
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starvation and disease now i mean marginal says the right hand to muslims themselves are to blame for the crisis. that the southwest and morning. i think it's like helping. around the world in eighty days of british cycloset two countries heat at a record breaking journey. iraq's supreme court has ordered the suspension of next week's referendum on the kurdish and dependents vote the vote is planned for september twenty fifth right what's been opposed by iraq iran and turkey. joins us live from reveal the capital of the kurdish autonomous region in northern iraq so joe is this is a surprise. i'm sorry could you repeat the question absolutely this is a bit of
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a this is a bit of a surprise that the court ruling. it is a bit of a surprise and probably not the same time simply because there has been very strong opposition to destroy for random coming out of the central government in baghdad now what the. supreme court today said is that it is just asking the carriage to spend the referendum temporarily until it's fine the ruling and many would tell you that they don't expect to find a ruling to be any different now this comes a day after a prime minister body had actually sent a letter to the federal supreme court asking it to suspend this referendum if you recall also last week the parliament had voted against this referendum and had also asked the prime minister body to do all what he can do all of this in his power to try to stop this referendum so as surprise and at the same time not
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a surprise considering. the amount of opposition there is for does vote i realise that word of this. was released recently but are you hearing or getting any reaction anyway reaction there to this. so far we haven't heard any reaction from the kurdish authorities neither have you heard any reaction from the kurds for example yesterday when iran warned that it would close its borders and suspend all kind of security coordination between the two sides if this vote away into ahead i think the kurds a dim omen no doubt there are a lot of pressure not only here in the region but also on an international level it goes through london and goes all the way to washington so they're expecting this kind of pressure there has been a lot of movement to try to give them an alternative to this referendum but so far
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the kurds at least publicly have been saying that they'll turn it it does not go far enough to guarantee kurds that indeed future they could be holding this vote so since this is been suspended not necessarily officially canceled per se obviously they're still going to be talks about this at the u.n. g.a. this week in new york we understand that the leaders of iraq and turkey are supposed to still address this and talk about this at least on the sidelines is that right. yes absolutely and you said it's been suspended but we haven't heard from the kurdish region whether lives actually abide by that ruling or not so far it has been going quite so well and all what we've heard from. the kurdish president masoud barzani over the past few weeks is the finance that the vote will go ahead and no one can stop the kurds from this siding their own fate and their own future but certainly in new york they will be
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a lot of bilateral meetings we know that for example the turkish president eridu one is going to meet with the iraqi prime minister that will be the main focus of that conversation we know that probably prime minister body is going to speak also to the americans trying to have them put as much leverage as they can under kurdish region to stop this vote going at head and we also heard earlier late last week from the u.s. special envoy for the coalition against i said he was here and he was talking about about this referendum even according to some local reports put forward the alternative of ok you guys you can have your referendum but only in the kurdish regions as stated in the constitution of two thousand and five meaning that you exclude all the so-called disputed territories now those are for example aldrich kirkuk but also allowed
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a lot of towns and villages that where disputed all the way up to two thousand and fourteen legally they're still disputed but after the fall of mosul and when the iraqi army pulled out was to push mega forces were the ones who took over those areas and those who have been securing those areas ever since and i have traveled to those areas and when you speak to people there when you speak to the fishmonger forces their day to tell you now we hear we paid with our blood we won't accept a pullback from those areas so it's a very difficult situation not only under international law. on the regional level to avoid more destabilisation to avoid more conflict in this country but it's also a very difficult situation to kurdish president because he has gone so far there for him to turn around to the kurdish people and tell them ok we are suspending temporarily we are temporarily but you are you are getting this in return and i do moment he doesn't have what is this in return and i think that probably one of the
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main issues here right how to live for us and our peel how to thank you. general has blamed for the violence that sparked the refugee crisis has accused the minority group of trying to build a stronghold and rakhine state he says the military is only targeting armed groups and action by men marse later on so on so she has been criticized around the world she was supposed to be addressing the u.n. general assembly on tuesday instead she will give a televised speech in her own country bangladeshi prime minister sheikh assume it will take the opportunity at the u.n. to demand more help to deal with the crisis hundreds of thousands of our henschel muslims have fled to her country to escape what the u.n. calls ethnic cleansing. reports a mangled ashes cox bazaar region. i mean. between myanmar and bangladesh border you can see the myanmar border right behind me now on sunday the top myanmar
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military man posted on facebook comments. population and media to unite what he called on their own issue he also blamed this current crisis on what he termed as extremist groups actually what he's referring to is insurgents group they also say this pollen extremist group is trying to put a hole in the rock and stayed in me on my own this comes across when thousands of me on my rowing refuse who are crossing into bangladesh the condition in the refugee. infectious diseases are spreading people are starving the children of the most critical condition aid that is coming is inadequate although the best effort and intention is there but the mobilization and the flaw aid is just not adequate into this camps. says to pursuit by the united states for more sanctions against it is a hostile act it says the more sanctions the u.s. seeks the quicker it will move towards completing its nuclear and missile programs
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meanwhile to u.s. b. one b. bombers and a number of fighter jets have flown over the korean peninsula as part of joint military drills by the u.s. and south korea so enter thomas is in seoul and joins us now so andrew it would appear at least by the rhetoric and even by the actions at the sanctions are having the opposite effect of what they're intended to do what more do we know about this latest out of north korea. well this is a statement that's come from the k. c.n.a. news agency in north korea the official mouthpiece of the regime it just came out within the last hour and as you say they say that the more the sanctions squeeze the more they will fight to have nuclear weapons they say that the sanctions represent the most vicious an ethical and inhumane act of hostility to physically exterminate the people of the p.r. k. north korea let alone its system and governments but as you say as well in this statement they say the more the sanctions get applied to them the more they're
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going to try and get their nuclear weapons even more as you said as well south korea and the united states on monday played out some effectively war games using bombers and fighter jets over the skies of south korea in a show of force showing that they're ready for the north koreans if they are to try and then three more to provoke and of course the concern too that if the north koreans are to be believed and they do intend to pursue nuclear weapons even more than they already are than the maybe more tests in the offing the south korean defense ministry said on monday that they've been looking at the sites where the last nuclear test took place and they believe it is ready for another it could come in not saying it's imminent but it could come and they also said that they believe the north koreans are in their words in the final stage of the development of intercontinental ballistic missiles all of this of course in the context of the u.n. general assembly later this week when leaders from south korea president is on his way to new york now prime minister of japan and donald trump will sit down face to
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face and talk about this crisis because that's what it is now the increasing rhetoric is all building into a feeling that military action could be coming if the sanctions are only imposed of course of we could go to the u.n. if they aren't allowed to run their course right enter thomas life essence all entry thank you. yes president all trump will make his debut with the annual u.n. general assembly in the coming hours iran to north korea will have plenty to talk about our washington editor james bays joins us live now from the united nations so james downtime has has been on the international stage with the g. twenty but this is still quite a quite a different event from that if you can put this in some sort of perspective for us . yeah absolutely this is his first outing to the united nations what they've actually done is put an extra day on the front of the normal general assembly proceedings they will start on choose the president trouble
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make his big speech to world leaders on tuesday he is hosting a meeting today here in new york looking at u.n. reform so this will be his first appearance in front of the united nations here is the thirteenth u.s. president to come here. in a development of this 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 who addressed them from this podium is someone who at times has appeared 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
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unpredictable donald trump does not perform well a 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 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 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
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missile test which took place just days ago the number of launches the number of tests is much greater even in this year 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 organizations budget. right shame so with this being at donald trump's first first foray into the u.n.g.a. well people there be looking to him as u.s. president for for leadership as has been the case in the past i mean how do you think he's going to be perceived or taken there. well i think people will be
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watching this very very closely they've seen the pronouncements of this president since he came into office in january from that inauguration speech america first and i can tell you they are very wary indeed i think they're not perhaps as nervous as they were about the whole idea of u.n. reform that he's. holding this meeting on in the coming hours at the beginning of the administration they were very very concerned that u.s. was going to completely slash the budget surrender of the u.s. is the main fund of funds more of the u.n. than any other country i think there's been some quite clever moves both within the administration and from the u.n. the new secretary general antonio good terrorist and the u.s. ambassador basically saying that the u.n. has its own reform plan will be best for president trump to support that reform plan but we'll be watching very closely to see whether the u.n. and donald trump main i mean the same thing when they talk about reform of this
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organization. high fascinating national chain thank you. still ahead on al-jazeera ahead of elections and germany the clamor for a global leadership role that many germans worry about a pro back to the past. i suppose i should say at long last mr president here is your. donald trump is a winner of sorts at the emmy awards as tbs best known artist mark the president. hello there there remains of talim a galloping their way across japan they're moving through pretty quickly you see this area of cloud marching very swiftly towards the north and behind it is a lot calmer a lot quieter as well now as we head through into chews day there will be a fair amount of sunshine again twenty eight degrees will be the maximum they take
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it that eighty two in fahrenheit but it's not going to stay completely dry force in japan for too long this weather system his sweeping its way eastwards and pulling itself together as it does so so some or all the heavy outbreaks of rain as it works its way across the sea of japan most of the way to weather will be along the western coast meanwhile further west of course in beijing following drawing twenty eight degrees temperature now a further towards the south you see much of the cloud on our map here is in the west that's where we're seeing some very very heavy rains for yangon again it's going to be very wet for us on tuesday things change as we head into wednesday the rains here gradually break up and instead we see this rather intense system spread towards the eastern parts of china so shanghai is looking very wet there on wednesday temperatures still making it to twenty six a bit further to the south and plenty of showers across many parts of the philippines and across into borneo for the south across borneo that does begin to get a little bit drier. with
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its economy mexico's president should implement a drastic and controversial energy reform. by the mexican people for seventy five years is being sold to private international companies. and as with the country's agricultural sector it's exposed to exploitation by profit driven multinational corporations crude harvest this time on al-jazeera.
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and watching al-jazeera let's take a look at the top stories this hour iraq's supreme court has ordered the suspension of next six my friend and on a kurdish independence campaigning is well underway in the senate thomas kurdish region but the vote is being fiercely opposed by iraq turkey and iran. says additional sanctions pursued by the united states are a hostile act it says the more sanctions the u.s. takes the put her at all move towards completing its clear and missile programs the commander in chief in myanmar's armed forces is blaming the right henchmen for the violence that sparked the refugee crisis men on playing says his forces are only targeting armed groups but the u.n. says the military is ethnically cleansing muslim or henchmen civilians. by the end of this week on glimmer cole could become chairman chancellor for a fourth term and the country's uncertain about the direction of the u.s. under president trump are increasingly looking to germany to provide stable global
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leadership but germans remain wary of backing up their economic and political power with military spending lawrence lee reports. deep in the forest west of berlin nato is wargaming again one of its members has been attacked there are casualties and all the other states have joined in to help tend to the wounded the exercise is called vigorous warrior which hardly invokes the sort of fire and fury rhetoric of donald trump we are a host nation we are the nation for this exercise and of course we want to do it perfect we want to be a very good thoughts and i think we achieved a store but we are not alone there are twenty five other nations and they all brought us goods was 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
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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 appetite for that at all this is heidelberg a perfect example of liberal educated germany where merkel support is guaranteed by 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 world should be disarming i believe germany's doing enough for nato we shouldn't be spending any more. yeah but. 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 sorts of political guilt
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trip that doesn't happen in the u.s. where 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 flamed by civilian measures as well so that is diplomatic there is civil in 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. they wife of pakistan's former prime minister nawaz sharif has clinched his parliamentary seat close on the last one the byelection and lahore the seat
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became vacant when the supreme court removed her husband from office because of corruption allegations has more from the whore. family. for trade however the rain. come with a large margin. when he ford came. and became the prime minister of the country there are problems for the. very thing and the charges against him being investigated by the national realty. qualified by that supreme court for life. should be. brought difficult time for boggart on the political situation is born or die and.
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gordo week three ended by. the prime minister in the general election in. a roman catholic priest has made his first public appearance after being held hostage for four months by fighters linked to i saw in the southern philippines a priest was rescued in juarez city on saturday and the army stormed the fires console center inside a mosque tamil alan duggan has more from the mila. father cheat us of the noblest presented by the top leadership of the thing the military here at the headquarters in manila he was not allowed to taking questions from journalists but he issued a short statement he says that he is grateful to be alive and. he's asking for everyone to pray for him us taken on day one from a cathedral in our we city in the southern philippines he's the most high profile
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hostage under the mao tse group according to the philippine military his rescue means that the siege is almost over. and. more than eighty people have been killed and more than two hundred thousand people now displaced the philippine military admits it is one of the toughest battles iraq's ever fought in recent years made even more complicated by the situation of hostages still more than forty hostages now are still under motus control and it remains to be seen whether they will be as lucky as father cheetos are going to assimilate three operations closing and whether they will survive and be able to
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tell their stories too. hollywood now and the emmy awards are all about t.v. entertainment with political satire in the spotlight the sheriff. played a major role in dramas and comedies lopez has more so ok. it's the best of the small screen with all the big names. political satire but most of it focusing on president donald trump took center stage on like the presidency emmys go to the winner of the popular vote. in an unexpected twist former white house press secretary sean spicer mocked himself and the president he referenced his first media conference where he defended the crowd size that trump's inauguration was already here. to witness and emmys period both in person and around the world melissa mccarthy was just meters away she won an emmy for her in person nation of spicer at last week's creative
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arts ceremony i'd like to begin with the president's schedule political comedy mock the style of saturday night live this season the most watched in twenty years oh boy the media is saying nice things and no one is talking about rush alec baldwin who impersonates trump on the show jokingly shared his award for best supporting actor with the president i suppose i should say at long last mr president here is your emmy. on the same team kate mckinnon known for her resemblance to hillary clinton one supporting actress in a comedy series thank you to hillary clinton for your grace politics is also at the heart of veep which won best comedy series but it was about more than just laughs the entertainment industry has used the political divide to address bigger issues like race and inequality for the third year in a row this is the most diverse group of nominees in emmy history. the
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handmaid's tale based. a religious dictatorship taking over america was named outstanding drama series. but political satire won the night whether it's life imitating art or the other way around the tale opens with a young. british cyclist is set to become the first man to ride around the world in eighty days. trying to is director of a rite of paris later after twenty nine thousand kilometer journey home and has more they try out and i'm just going six o'clock in the morning and i've done that for the hours already as a beautiful day it's a feat that few people could even contemplate let alone achieve but on monday mark beaumont will be completing a remarkable journey. good morning l. and. it's day. and nine.
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on july two he launched off from paris in a bid to cycle around the world in eighty days inspired by the classic book published by french riders jules verne in eight hundred seventy three first from us to here in russia earlier all the way to beijing in china then it's called small scale asia after that across north america from anchorage to halifax and the final stage will be lisbon through madrid and all the way over the pair in east palo a total of eighteen thousand miles across the globe but naturally the epic journey hasn't been without its totals i think this morning. i think struggling with the three. seconds or so. i think for seven and. slightly but only for just two four hours jerry or enchanted to my time but a big chunk of damage total to my time total to call has been documenting the trip
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along with the support crew with twice daily updates on the social media channels. but. for the. jedi order to start history was tougher than i expected the need twenty nine thousand kilometer johnnie's never actually been completed in eighty days the record is one hundred twenty three beaumont will completed in seventy nine once he crosses the finish line in paris home and al jazeera when you get a moment visit our website al jazeera dot com. with . the and. i'm richelle carey these are the headlines on al-jazeera iraq's supreme court has ruled to suspend next week's referendum on kurdish independence campaigning has been well underway for the vote of the semi
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autonomous kurdish region that's has to be september twenty fifth but the referendum has been fiercely opposed by iraq turkey and iran. says the pursuit by the united states for more sanctions against it is a hostile act that says the more sanctions the u.s. seeks the quicker it will move towards completing its nuclear and missile programs meanwhile two u.s. b. one b. bombers and a number of fighter jets have flown over the korean peninsula it's part of joint military drills by the u.s. and south korea the wife of pakistan's ousted prime minister nawaz sharif has won his parliamentary seat and a byelection harder reports from lahore. there's going to glorify with emraan hans bargee the p.d.i. coming in and a new party the million muslim league we've been all through. coming towards your significant. show you've written there
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and they're. having any problems although the margin of the rain significantly lowered their dime they commander in chief of myanmar as armed forces is blaming the henge for the violence that sparked the refugee crisis may not healing says only armed groups are being targeted. or roman catholic priest has made his first public appearance after being held hostage for four months by fighters link to iceland the southern philippines by the terror pseudo was rescued in mirali city on saturday when the army stormed the fighters control center which is inside a mosque. general motors has announced the recall of more than two and a half million vehicles and china over concerned about airbags made by japanese giant to cut at the faulty airbags can improperly inflate and rupture potentially flying shrapnel pieces that drivers and passengers this defect has been linked to several deaths and scores of injuries all around the world. and those are the
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headlines and news continues to keep it here on al-jazeera inside stories next thanks for your time. good is a the nobel peace prize the winner of one of the world's most prestigious awards is often controversial the one nine hundred ninety one recipient aung san suu kyi is being criticized for ignoring the plight of the hinge of minority in myanmar as this year's nominees announced go the other questionable with us from the past this is inside story.

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