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al-jazeera. in the harsh era when news coverage consists of a punchy headline a five second sound bite and an easy solution. dellums deep and says challenge the status quo expose double standards and debate the contradictions join me many on sunday for a new season of the show the frank. up front. at this time i'll just hear a. more of words or a statement from kim jong un as his foreign minister threatens to test another hydrogen bomb this time in the pacific. well again i'm watching al jazeera live from our headquarters here in doha also
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coming up the bangladeshi prime minister calls for safe zones inside me and martha thousands of range of muslims. together in tragedy families of victims of the mexican earthquake comfort each other as hopes fade for more survivors. also this hour bowing to pressure facebook agrees to share details of russian adverts on its site in the lead up to last year's u.s. election. the first time in history a north korean leader has issued a statement to the world tensions are high with pyongyang considering another hydrogen bomb test this time over japan into the pacific ocean kim jong un reacted to trump's u.n. speech in which he threatened to attack north korea kim said he spoke unprecedented route nonsense one as. never heard from any of his predecessors
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a frightened dog barks louder kim went on to call trump a rogue and a gangster he was fond of playing with fire the north korean leader also called trump a doto who is hard of hearing comments on to say he will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged us doe tarred with fire well the statement was later read on state t.v. here's a taste of it after taking office trump has rented the world restless three threats and blackmail against all countries he's unfit to hold the progressive of supreme command of a country and he is surely a rogue and a gangster fonda playing with fire rather than a politician his remarks which describe the us option through straightforward expression of his will have convinced me rather than frightening or stopping me that the path i chose is correct and that is the one i have to follow to the last now that trump has denied the existence of and insulted me and my country in front of the eyes of the world and made the most ferocious declaration of war in history
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that he would destroy the d.p. r. k. we will consider with seriousness exercising the highest level of hardline countermeasure in history action is the best option in treating the dotard who hard of hearing is uttering only what he wants to say well late on thursday the us allows more sanctions against pyongyang this was the response from the north korean foreign minister to whom. i think it could be a hydrogen bomb test on the ground of an unprecedented scale in the pacific and kathy novak is in seoul kathy i guess that's the best word to describe this is unprecedented this is uncharted territory now. it is we've heard from kim jong un in speeches in the past and of course this inflammatory rhetoric coming out of north korea is nothing unusual but it is unusual to have the statement coming directly from the leader kim jong un and with every test that we see from north korea we're talking about things that have been previously unprecedented when they launched their first intercontinental ballistic missile that changed the game and
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then the latest nuclear test was the strongest ever it claimed of a hydrogen bomb and now we have north korea's foreign minister speculating as to what kim jong un could have meant when he was talking about the highest level of hardline countermeasure in history and suggesting as we heard there that it could be anything and it could indeed be the detonation of a hydrogen bomb in the pacific this is being taken very seriously here in south korea condemned here and in japan here is what the spokesman for the south korean unification ministry had to say. please on the progress toward north korea should immediately stop reckless provocations that show a hostile attitude towards other countries and leads itself to isolation and destruction it should use dialogue to peacefully resolve its issues kathy is there a feeling there perhaps that the south koreans are sort of having to internalize this idea of being slightly powerless now they've done everything they can do the
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language is getting stronger and stronger and perhaps is there a sense that they just have to watch this whole thing evolve. and also i think perhaps a promote a message of peace and to try to ratchet down the rhetoric because we hear from donald trump talking about the threat of totally destroying north korea and kim jong un responding in kind and for years south korea has had to rely on its alliance with the united states and talks about being in lockstep with the u.s. policy and but it we also hear from president and that any military options that would be carried out here on the korean peninsula must be done directly in consultation with the government of south korea because indeed it is south korea that is likely to be most affected by any attack on north korea many analysts say that one of the first things that is likely to happen if the u.s. were to launch an attack on north korea would be for north korea to respond with
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conventional weapons attacking this city seoul so president has long repeated that there will be no more war on the korean peninsula but yes it must rely on the decisions being made by the government of the united states and indeed by the government of china it has a big role to play in this when we talk about the sanctions that are passed by the u.n. and the latest sanctions in the united states because of toys china is north korea's biggest trading partner it really is the one that can pull the lever is in terms of putting pressure on its economy and that is the road that moon and the president of south korea wants to take he wants the north korean provocations to be responded to with added pressure and added sanctions hoping for a diplomatic resolution and not a military one peter cathy thank you. will stay with us story here is james peace out at last you get us on this new sanctions as well the united states against north korea just days after he threatened to destroy north korea militarily now
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a fresh attempt by president trump economic destruction. today i'm announcing a new executive order just signed that significantly expands our authorities to target individuals companies financial institutions that finance and facilitate trade with north korea he was flanked by the leaders of the two countries most at risk from north korea the prime minister of japan and the president of south korea not present the nation which will probably be most affected by the new sanctions china but it appears there was some coordination before this move was taken china their central bank has told their other banks it's a massive banking system to immediately stop doing business with north korea
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in his speech to the general assembly china's foreign minister wang ye made no mention of that and again stressed dialogue was the only way to solve the crisis so through one and. we urge the d.p. r. k. not to continue in this dangerous direction we call upon the u.s. to honor its former commitment and we call upon all parties to play a constructive role in easing tensions there is still hope for peace and we must not give up negotiation is the only way out which is as every effort. in a special security council session on nuclear weapons the us secretary of state rex tillerson cited south africa kazakstan and ukraine as examples of countries that have thrived after giving up the bomb parts in its official statements north korea often quotes another example libya gave up its nuclear and chemical weapons program
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in two thousand and three eight years later its leader colonel gadhafi was toppled with the help of the u.s. and its allies james zira at the united nations or china to hitting north korea with sanctions in the past big has been the main backer of pyongyang adrian brown has more now from beijing well the fact that china's central bank has now told chinese banks to no longer deal with north korea represents a significant tightening of the economic news around paean yang because of course ninety percent of the north's trade is with china china has been worried for some time that the u.s. treasury might want to blacklist a chinese bank because washington feels that china has not been doing enough to rein in pyongyang and remember four of the world's biggest banks are in china and china's leaders want to avoid a situation where one of their big banks is excluded from the u.s. financial system that would cause not just economic damage but also
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a loss of prestige also on friday a war of words not just between p.r. nyang and washington but also between p.r. nyang and beijing the official north korean news agency launching a withering attack on the people's daily newspaper accusing china of being in the armpit of the united states it is a reminder if you needed it the china and north korea are no longer as close as they once were. japan says it backs the u.s. in putting more pressure on north korea. to have korea's remarks and behavior provocative to regional and international security and they're absolutely unacceptable we strongly support the u.s. decision on additional measures to put a new level of pressure on north korea iran has unveiled a new ballistic missile as the president hassan rouhani to boost his nation's firepower its revolutionary guard announced it has a range of two thousand kilometers and is capable of carrying several warheads the announcement comes just days after donald trump branded iran
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a rogue states along with north korea. bangladesh's prime minister sheikh hasina has made a plea to the u.n. to help the range of refugees returned to me in my house where she told the u.n. general assembly. me and mom must unconditionally stop the violence on the practice of ethnic cleansing in the rakhine state immediately and forever secondly secretary general of the united nations should immediately send a fact finding mission to me and ma third all civilians irrespective of religion and ethnicity must be protected in me and for that saves zones could be created inside me and under a un supervision for ensure sustainable return of all forcibly displaced in bangladesh to their homes in me and. nicolas sarkozy in cox's bizarre there is not
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enough aid getting in that's clear but the aid that is getting through where's it coming from. well primarily bangladesh and so the bangladeshi government is handling most of the relief effort with the military being deployed to hand over relief to the eight hundred then. on the bangladeshi side of the border but there are other countries involved there's i've seen aid coming from countries. we've lost communications there with nicholas hogg but we'll try and go back to him if we can before the end of this in the meantime let's just have a listen to his latest dispatch from could along asking for money from strangers is no easy task when you have never done it before it's especially difficult when you are a child just
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a week ago fatima began was playing in the fields near her home in myanmar is reckoned state i know where of the dangers to come but then masked men set her house on fire killing her parents she travelled alone to bangladesh here a former neighbor took her under her care. i miss my mother had such hugs i miss her cooking i miss the way my parents made me feel she is not alone according to the agency save the children a thousand ringgit children have either been separated from their parents or orphaned and would the u.n. describes as textbook ethnic cleansing by mean more security forces. for decades now mean mars government refuses to allow ring of children in state run schools. are denied access to government run medical facilities they live in poor conditions segregated from others and their recent experience appears to have
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brought the ringer closer they look after each other. my concern is that she doesn't end up being exploited by sex trafficking people trying to use her she's smart and she's now part of my family. there are brief moments of fun but for the most part running the children have to act like adults they work build homes and search for food. this is the hardest part of the day for. and all the others here she is going to have to compete with adults other children to try to get a small bag of rice and lend and that will be their meal for the day. in the chaos she fails to get a ration she returns to her tent this is the start of a new life as a ten year old refugee in a foreign land and we're coming back i mean so many bangladeshis live on a few dollars
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a week anyway not easy for the government to financially sustain this. that's right peter although a couple of days ago prime minister said that if the country can feed one hundred sixty million people then surely this country can also have half a million people that are coming in into the border but this is very difficult of course for the bangladeshis to handle it alone and this is what the prime minister said at the u.n. united nations general assembly he's calling on the u.n. to intervene and to help. to return back home because that's what they want they want to return to the rock state where they say they belong and where they're from now the only way this could be possible is if a third party is involved in the process because i mean more it seems are not ready to accept. bangladesh is doing all it can to handle the situation but it feels like
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it's alone in this this is a country where most people live on less than two dollars a day and sure the economy is booming at the rate of six percent and this is the factory of the world but for many bangladeshis living in the border area these are people that are poor that also need some help and in the past prime minister sheikh hasina has told the un if you want to help the rangers you also have to help the bangladeshis that are on the ground so it's a very complicated situation one that needs the presence and the support of the international community nicholas thanks very much. lots more still to come for you here on al-jazeera including hurricane maria is upgraded again as it barrels through the caribbean.
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welcome back and i will start in southeastern parts of asia and you see as great mass of cloud across this region we're seeing some pretty significant rainfall totals being reported all the way from bangkok in thailand to manila in the philippines more heavy rain is likely here and that's also going to include parts of central southern parts of vietnam through cambodia to become so third sportier not looking too bad cross barly it's fine moving out through them a pinch low we have fine conditions for singapore in kuala lumpur once you get further north in towards thailand that's where it is looking particularly wet at the moment so some heavy downpours are likely in bangkok heading down into a story of had some really warm air across southeastern parts of australia in recent days with temperatures into the thirty's bit of a change taking place now we have a series of up weather fronts pushing on through so as we look at the forecast for saturday twenty seven in canberra which isn't too bad and twenty five in melbourne which is certainly better than that has been heading on through into sunday though significant drop in terms of back to where we were temperature wise we want out
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across western australia where it's been lit on the cool side temperatures still struggling highs of just seventeen being pretty unsettled across new zealand we have got a little bit of rest by occurring of the next twenty four hours highs of seventeen expected in oakland. from the tropics of southeast asia to the vero islands in the far north atlantic when i went east meets the women who crossed the world for love and stayed in changing communities. at this time on al-jazeera. you stand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world. al-jazeera.
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welcome back you're watching al-jazeera live from doha your headlines for the first time in history a north korean leader has released a statement to the world kim jong un has called the u.s. president donald trump a barking dog after he threatened to destroy a north korea pyongyang is now considering a hydrogen bomb test into the pacific ocean. bangladesh's prime minister sheikh hasina has made a plea to the u.n. to help the ranger refugees return home to me in ma she called on the international community to take action to stop ethnic cleansing in we in mars rakhine state. as the crisis spirals muslims in myanmar who are not fear they too will be targeted scott hardline reports from mandalay. in just
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a few hours last week so meanly lost the equivalent of three years of profits that his shop the livelihood for his family of seven a mob roam through the muslim section of twang in central myanmar attacking shops and homes they stole his stock of mobile phones and smashed his signs and displays . i'm worried and scared because rumors spread very quickly through propaganda of the kind situation and the attacks could happen again they say are muslim communities the same as the attackers in the kind state we have totally different so men is not and neither is anyone here but what they do share with their hands is religion they are muslims as are most were hinges just across from his shop. and his family were in their house that night as the mob attacked he heard a thumping noise they were hacking his shutters with an axe he was terrified several people were arrested after the attacks witnesses said some of them had
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a list of muslim homes and businesses as they went on their rampage a few hours north here in the city of mandalay is the heartland from an ultra nationalist buddhist group linked to deadly anti muslim riots back in two thousand and fourteen three years on there still tension. those attacks in myanmar's a second largest city killed two houses shops and cars were burned hundreds of riot police were called out it's thought that the violence was sparked by an allegation posted online this mandalay mosque serves a community of nearly two thousand people its leader tense we admits he doesn't know much about the region jump if they're in the country illegally or not but he worries about misinformation spreading online. and he had. information on social media people post truthful things and false things on facebook so it's difficult to know what's the truth but if any muslim gets into trouble we fear for them and we're concerned with. action was one of the leading monks from the pro-democracy
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saffron revolution in two thousand and seven a moderate buddhist voice in mandalay. i'm concerned about the situation in rakhine for what i read in the news there been an extremist there but i'm concerned that the government will act with extreme ways and that will lead to more religious conflict he went on to say there needs to be more communication between moderates and as long as the extremist voices control the conversation interfaith tension and violence could continue to spread outside of rakhine it's got to al-jazeera mandalay rescuers in mexico are focusing their efforts on ten collapsed buildings as they try to find more survivors from tuesday's earthquake at least two hundred seventy three people were killed and more than two thousand were injured heidi joe castro now from mexico city. with each passing hour the hope to find survivors grows more desperate the work more grim the body count continues to rise since the
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seven point one magnitude quake struck central mexico tuesday afternoon vasquez had an appointment inside an office building in mexico city his wife says he arrived half an hour before the quake struck in the six story building collapsed she found his car parked nearby. where here outside waiting for him to come out he has to be ok no. the families of some forty people feared trapped or dead inside the building are holding vigil along with hundreds of professional rescuers and volunteers we just got close to one of the rescue sites with this brigade of volunteers who are now waiting for instructions some working for more than thirty hours without stop their target this apartment building or what once was you see now the soldier with a police dog on top of that pile of rubble it is fear that beneath him another forty some people are still trapped the dogs have already indicated there are signs
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of life inside but what they really need at this site and many others now are thermal imaging equipment families begging for more technology to help rescue their loved ones. that might the families are also fearful that the government will begin using bulldozers and cranes. heavy machinery because supposedly there's no one else left alive but they're pulling out survivors at least twenty nine people have already been rescued from these ruins alone dozens of other sites the city. representing mexicans and here to help the children. at a school where the mexican navy says nineteen children were found dead eleven others were pulled out a life and adults may still be trapped. the work is painstakingly slow the stakes in measurably hi heidi to castro al-jazeera mexico city. hurrican maria is picking
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up strength yet again as it makes its way across the caribbean the storm is heading for the turks and caicos islands and the bahamas as a category three system people in puerto rico in are recovering after being lashed by maria is that it got a. entire neighborhoods ringed gulf with floodwaters even as residents patiently wait in traffic jams to head into the city to buy provisions or make contact with loved ones many roads here remain flooded. the nearby louisa the damage is extensive really hard we came from everywhere oscar ramiro says been through powerful hurricanes before but says maria it was terrifying he took shelter with his family but his home was wrecked and rebuilding isn't something many here can afford when might he be. i don't know what the world will say is they going to he won't give us a little help whatever so they give us some help will rebuild we got a baby go we were going all the place to go in last been eunice on puerto rico's coast many have lost everything local resident peterson dollars is one of
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a few volunteers offering comfort water and transport to safer locations you know i didn't lose anything with just you know water you know got i got one in my house and stuff like that and i my friends got a truck military truck and came and picked me up when i would just start here you know how about no life has been left untouched by hurricane maria the sheer scale of the damage is almost too much to process and this community is normally a short drive from san juan but right now it feels completely cut off and here's something else to bear in mind there is no power across the entire island no mobile phone coverage so people can't talk to each other and government help or residents here are being told they simply going to have to wait it's a wait that worries many desperately in need of help they said that we're not going to the government when and if for three days until they communicate with their family. then they proceed to move everything so everything goes back to. puerto
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rico remains in a state of crisis. almost no is that recovery will be painstakingly slow and to get across is there a lost been eunice puerto rico. russia says it now. never placed adverts on facebook to influence the u.s. presidential election the statement from the kremlin comes hours after the facebook boss mark zuckerberg said he plans to share information about russian linked adverts on the site with the us congress the social media site has been under mounting pressure to reveal those details and claim some three thousand political ads posted by operatives based in russia ran before last year's presidential election. we are actively working with the u.s. government on its ongoing investigations into russian interference we've been investigating this for many months now and for a while we had found no evidence of fake accounts link to russian link to russia running ads and when we recently uncovered this activity we provided that information to the special counsel we also briefed congress and this morning i
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directed our team to provide the ads we've found to congress as well now as a general rule we're going to be limited in what we can discuss publicly about ongoing law enforcement investigations so we may not always be able to share all of our findings publicly but we support congress in deciding how to best use this information to inform the public and we expect the government to publish its findings when their investigation is complete when our white house correspondent kimberly help it has more. that facebook has announced that it will continue to work with the u.s. government as it continues its probe into russian meddling in election interference it will also continue its own investigation and will be whopper of in sharing the information results of those investigations but it's also taking other steps to to ensure election integrity and to ensure that facebook increases its enforcement in terms of ads that are purchased just closing where those ads came from who paid for
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them and what their political motivations might be it is going to try and increase transparency and security and share that information with even compact heating tech companies or competitors as well to facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg has announced that it hopes to increase is partnerships with election commissions around the world and increased the effort to get out the vote the goal zuckerberg says is to not only be a force for good but also to make sure the elections around the world not just in the united states are free and fair the un is the latest organization to oppose an independence referendum in iraq's kurdish region since the vote planned for monday could destabilize the region kurdish leaders have ignored demands to stop the vote hundreds turned out for a pro independence rally in build iraq central government has dismissed the poll as illegal. the kenyan president says a court ruling that a note his election victory last month was
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a coup huda kenyatta says the supreme court has stolen democracy from the people the court blames the electoral commission for canceling the results will now take place on october the twenty sixth. helium balloons bring back happy childhood memories for many of us but have you ever wondered how far they travel well the french have helped with the answer when one of the world's most prestigious ballooning events that you have traveled more than eighteen hundred kilometers and a gas bill and there's was one of twenty one teams taking part in the gordon bennett race. it's. ravelled from fribourg in switzerland they ended up in estonia two days later. recapping our top story so far today for the first time in history a north korean leader has released a statement to the world kim jong un has called the u.s. president donald trump a barking dog after he threatened to destroy north korea i'm now thinking hard
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about what response he could have expected when he allowed such eccentric words to trip of his tongue whatever trouble of expected he will face results beyond his expectation i will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged us during todd with fire north korea's foreign minister says his country is considering a hydrogen bomb test in the pacific ocean this follows new sanctions imposed by u.s. president donald trump on top of those passed by the un the e.u. and china are also stepping up measures against pyongyang over its nuclear program bangladesh's prime minister sheikh hasina has made a plea to the un to help the ranger refugees return home to me in ma she called on the international community to take action to stop ethnic cleansing in me and mass rakhine state she also wants safe zones set up inside the country which the un would police and bangladeshis leader also called on the un secretary general to send a fact finding mission to me in the. hurricane maria has been upgraded to
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a category three storm as it makes its way to the turks and caicos islands and the bahamas its course flooding and power outages in the dominican republic and the u.s. virgin islands on thursday puerto rico bore the brunt of maria people are returning now to find extensive damage to their houses and homes the northeastern part of the island was the hardest hit parts of the u.s. territory are expected to be without power for months. the death toll from mexico's earthquake has risen to two hundred seventy three the president believes there could still be people alive in ten buildings that collapsed in the quake on tuesday rescue crews are working around the clock to reach an adult trapped under the rubble of a school in mexico city a total of twenty five children and adults died when the buildings came down. the kenyan president says a court ruling that arnold his election victory last month is a coup kenyatta says the supreme court has stolen democracy from the people the court blames the electoral commission for cancelling the result the vote will now
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take place on october twenty sixth jane is here with the news in thirty minutes i'm back after that between now and then one on one east side. the remote windswept vero islands are a world away from tropical southeast asia. but hundreds of asian women are moving to ease some park behind us between norway and iceland amid a shortage of local women. on this episode a one on one east we meet those traveling to the far reaches of the earth to look for love.

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