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hello everyone i've. come to this. from london coming up in the next sixty minutes the war of words between president trump and kim goes from bad to worse now considering a hydrogen bomb test. to resume a says she wants a two year transition after britain leaves the e.u. in a major speech aimed at breaking the brics a deadlock. and aid agencies struggle to cope with the huge number of the hindu refugees fleeing violence in myanmar. including europe taking a. lead in the labor against the rest of the world better more later this is our. u.s. president donald trump has branded the north korean leader kim jong un a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people in the latest escalation
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in their war of words it's in response to kim's official statement calling trump deranged a gangster playing with fire and a barking dog the north is also now threatening to test a hydrogen bomb in the pacific ocean let's take you to our diplomatic space he is following that story from the united nations headquarters in new york james. felicity we've had now five days of high level diplomacy the idea of these general assembly meetings is to try and grapple with some of the big challenges in the world but with regard to north korea i don't think we've made any progress in fact we've just gone backwards they've been trading insults and the crisis is ramping up . for now it's a war of words but diplomats increasingly fear that the heightened rhetoric coupled with any miscalculation could lead to actual conflict kim myong own has been
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calling president trump a mad man after trump mocked him as rocket man russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov says it's time for threats to give way to dialogue i asked him about president trump's speech and his threats to destroy north korea do you think that his language his tone and his approach make the world a safer or more dangerous place yes because all those we never supported threats which have never solved anything we never supported direct interventions i can say that everyone can sign on to this principle especially when these principles implemented in real life we never supported unilateral actions we never supported threats which have never solved anything we never support a direct interventions because then he went on to suggest they could be a new mediation channel or students are going to shoot we have to come down the hotheads to understand that we do need courses that we need some context if there are those that wish to be mediators i would actively welcome that the media is could be one of the neutral european countries that's an intriguing possibility
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there are a number of nations that would fit the bill switzerland or perhaps one of the e.u. countries that's not a member of nato all and austria finland multi or sweden sweden would be well placed its foreign minister margot will stream is a former un and e.u. official it currently sits on the security council and has had an embassy. in pyongyang since the one nine hundred seventy s. the general assembly week at the united nations is drawing to a close but the north korean crisis will stay in the spotlight with north korea's foreign minister giving his address on saturday. and james i guess all eyes are going to be on the foreign minister of north korea when he gives that address to the united nations to see just how far north korea might be impaired to go certainly in terms of words at the moment yeah we're going to be watching every word very closely but i have to tell you i've watched addresses by north korean
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officials the ambassador and the foreign minister in the past sometimes they do not really give much detail that's because in north korea there's really the word of one man only that matters and that is kim but we will watch it very closely to see if we get further indication of what north korea is planning next right james bays live there at the united nations for us thanks james. i'm going to say the story because joining us now from washington d.c. is joseph a tranny a former senior u.s. diplomat who served as u.s. department of state special envoy for talks with north korea great to have you with us on this news hour clearly the rhetoric being used by both the trump and kim it is getting stronger it's getting more personal how likely is this to go further do you think well the rhetoric is a very heated you're absolutely correct. and i think we should look at some of the
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language and what preceded that i mean the i.c.b.m. and i.r.b.m. tests in the nuclear test i think there's a lot of emotion here now with what north korea has done over the past year with over eighteen launches and having a six nuclear test of what what one believes could be hydrogen bomb so there's a lot of frustration but i think your point is right on though i think we has to be diffuse it has to be diffuse and moved in a different direction where the actual parties have to come to the table and find a way of moving forward in a peaceful format or rather than escalating something that will possibly permit us to stumble into something we do not want in and conflict is certainly something we do not want is effective as you think that president trump is tweeting his views without consulting officials at the state department i mean how concerned are they going to be about just how personal these tit for tat exchanges have become.
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well i think the my my personal view is the president is giving his views he's giving a sense of of an element of frustration and his comments at the u.n. he he did indicate certain events that took place on a warm beer coming back to the united states in a coma or the abduction of a thirty two year old schoolgirl from japan the assassination of kim jong nam his brother with v.x. nerve agent he spoke about some of these dastardly acts and he was speaking from the heart in my view i think now the certainly the state department and others that are senior officials will have to come together and say ok what's the strategy for moving forward how do we get something going and i think our secretary of state rex tillerson and even secretary defense of said diplomacy is the first course this is where we really want to be and i think coming off the u.n. general assembly this is a perfect time for the general assembly if you will those hundred ninety three countries the european union certainly to play
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a role and try to bring the various players together so that we can look at an off ramp and try to diffuse the current tense situation yeah it's very interesting wasn't it to see what the russian pharmacist cycle of all had to say at news conference a little earlier saying that first of all he believes the two leaders are behaving like need in a kindergarten secondly that he believes that a joint russian chinese proposal could eventually lead to a peaceful solution to the crisis would vaslav any be a good policy to take do you think russia and china leading the way certainly there's no question about it both russia and china have allied relationship with north korea both of them have a peace and friendship treaty with north korea they both are very supportive of of north korea that the relationship is very tense given what kim jong un has done over the past six years but they still have a close relationship so yes and certainly try to kinda can help to bring north korea to the table as they did in april of two thousand and three but i might add
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this. if the former is the young ho who who actually said the there's a possibility of a nuclear test a hydrogen bomb test over the pacific ocean that's something i don't think he would want to be saying and i something certainly north korea doesn't want to pursue that will indeed make the situation that much more tense and much more difficult to resolve it which case are you surprised that he actually came out and set that personally i'm surprised because i think that's that's beyond the pale i mean i don't think we've seen that for thirty to forty years ago and it was a different circumstance to do something of that nature now what absolutely would be totally unacceptable indeed everything north korea's been doing over the past year has been an acceptable violation of the un security council resolutions it's cetera but to do that that would that has to be really an act that
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will have to be addressed and i think the international community would have to address that and that is the concerning issue joys of the tranny appreciate your views all they sat nasa thanks so much for joining us thank you you thank. now britain's prime minister has given a major speech in florence in italy aimed at rescuing the floundering brax it talks to reason may propose a two year transition period after the u.k. leaves the european union during which she she wants britain to stay in the e.u. as a single market and she promised that britain will honor its budget commitments until it shared your departure date of march twenty ninth teen she also promised to guarantee the rights of citizens prospects it in law but on trade may warned that remaining a member of the european economic area would not suit britain and neither would a canadian style trade deal instead she called for a bold new strategic agreement and is there any barca has more now from florence.
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it's the birthplace of the rene psalms an explosion of arts culture and commerce that defined europe. visitors have been drawing inspiration here for centuries from the works of davinci and michelangelo to the father of political backstabbing machiavelli enter to reason may the embattled british prime minister arrived hoping for a political renee songs of her own words to help soothe the visions within her party and end three months of stalled breaks in negotiations with the e.u. we start from an unprecedented position in terms of our current relationship with the e.u. we remember we're coming out but that enables us to build a different sort of partnership for the future the speech called for a new creative economic legal and security arrangements with the e.u. she also proposed a two year transition period after the brics a deadline in march two thousand and nineteen to help ease britain's departure it
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is clear that what would be most helpful to people and businesses on those sides who want this process to be smooth and orderly is for us to agree the. detailed arrangements for this implementation period as early as possible the u.k. has also promised to fulfill its financial obligations to europe avoiding any shortfalls in the blocks finances but for those who voted for breaks in the plan means two more years of e.u. control. and iconic location for an important address but the real audience was in brussels e.u. officials praised her constructive spirit but called for greater clarity to resolve a is here in florence trying to build bridges between the e.u. and the u.k. she's trying to say that even after breakfast it u.k. shares a common cultural and historic identity with great cities like florence and the rest of the continent but the view from brussels is that she is simply demanding the best of both worlds and that can't be allowed to happen. these protesters many
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of them british citizens living in italy believe rex it is a big mistake at least people were never informed of all the reasons about the whole issue and i think now is the world gets smaller it becomes more and more important for us to be together and be unified and i think it can be very very difficult for the u.k. going forward i think it will be a decision that we will regret your future thank you to resume a wants to refrain breck's it is a historic moment focusing not on the differences between nations but on political vision. but with questions still remaining about the u.k.'s border with the republic of ireland the status of a united living in the u.k. and exactly how much britain will pay to leave the e.u. it's a vision many in europe a still struggling to share. florence there is much more still to come
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here on the al-jazeera news including the death toll keeps rising up to mexico's massive earthquake but rescuers continue to pull survivors from the rubble. twenty one million people in desperate need of help the u.n. once again. to stop the world's worst humanitarian crisis. and fever an ounce is the nominees for its best football awards peter we'll have more details. first though the u.s. department of homeland security is expected to give new recommendations to president donald trump on that whole single able security is thought those recommendations will include a replacement to trump's soon to expire travel ban all people from six muslim majority nations let's take you to washington d.c. and speaks out as there is kimberly halkett secondly what more do we know about this. well what we're learning is that there may be
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a big announcement as early as sunday on the no longer the travel ban that we saw for those six muslim majority countries that you mentioned that had a sort of a firm deadline of ninety days of restricted travel what we're hearing is the department of homeland security may replace that with something a little bit different essentially sort of targeted restrictions not as stringent as we've seen in the past but certainly still stringent in terms of how long they could be carried out essentially what we're hearing is that the government is expected to expand the number of countries that are affected from six to as many as nine additional countries that would be subject to these new restrictions and the date is significant sunday we talked about that is when the current ninety day ban is ending and that's why we think that is when the announcement will be made how this came about according to some of the sources that we've been hearing the department of homeland security
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a sensually notified seventeen different countries around the world that in fact they were not compliant with u.s. security standards apparently they had a period of time in which to become compliant half of those countries did so provided better identification for their travelers better background checks but the remaining nine countries apparently did not and as a result those are the countries that are subject potentially to these additional restrictions so it could be an expansion of the number of countries targeted and what we're hearing is that it maybe in terms of these targeted restrictions it could be things like sort of additional visa restrictions harder to get a visa and unlike the previous travel ban of a firm deadline this time these restrictions could be indefinite until these countries meet the security standards of the united states oracularly how keep the story for six can really. the former general guide of the muslim brotherhood mohammed has died he spent several periods of his life in jail and was last arrested
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a day after the former egyptian president mohamed morsi was ousted from power in twenty thirty a man called takes a look back at his life mohamed was born in the same year the muslim brotherhood was founded in one thousand nine hundred twenty eight in his early teens the man who had become one of the symbols of the organization became aware of its teachings and became a passionate advocate of its ideas the muslim brotherhood rejected british occupation of egypt and western government style of liberal democratic society in favor of a model that placed islam at the heart of political life. by the one nine hundred fifty s. oppression by successive egyptian rulers led many of the brotherhood members to flee abroad while others like our camp were joe old and any has been researching and studying the organization for many years he has many achievements one of them that he is what he was the mostly for most leaders and about what over the last i
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would say couple of decades since he took office. he initiated many changes within the movement he gave a new flavor of the movement in the one nine hundred eighty s. the group disavowed violence and attempted to join the mainstream political process but it was banned by the regime of former egyptian president hosni mubarak then it became clear that the only real opposition in egypt was the muslim brotherhood and for a large part of hosni mubarak's forty year rule was his rival encouraging younger members to become more involved. in two thousand and five under markets leadership the brotherhood won twenty percent of the seats in egypt's parliamentary elections running as independents mubarak cracked down on the group again jailing hundreds of members then came the arab spring in two thousand and eleven and the form of mubarak in the elections that followed the brothers newly formed freedom and justice party won nearly half the seats in the people's assembly but its success was short lived after
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a series of control of the seas involving constitutional reform the army was deployed on the streets and suspended the constitution the freedom and justice party was outlawed members of the brotherhood once again on the run in jail or killed and found himself behind bars now the brotherhood finds itself at a crossroads one of the most. significant problems that the ever faced over the last i would say sixty kids the moment i was fighting on. different levels one of these levels is surviving the movement is facing. extraordinary integration of the city and the fight to survive and many of them are now in a prison. more than. courts more than forty thousand members i was present the muslim brotherhood will view our case death as state aided murder claiming he was never given the medical treatment he needed his legacy will be the man who came to embody the politics of the movement in spirit and in life imran khan.
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the united states is calling for me and maher to take urgent action to end violence in rakhine state where a military offensive has triggered a huge exodus which the u.n. has described as ethnic cleansing aid organizations are struggling to help the more than four hundred twenty nine thousand range of muslims who have sought safety in bangladesh u.n. estimates it needs at least two hundred million dollars in aid to help the refugees in bangladesh over the next six months is also speeding up the distribution of plastic sheeting while bangladeshi authorities work to erect a new two thousand acre shelter. there is journalism cox's bazaar in bangladesh where many refugees have fled to find safety. as the numbers continue to grow this is the message bangladesh wants its people and the world to see one of human kindness and asking for all the help it can get but the government has made
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no secret of the fact that it wants these refugees to return to me as soon as possible and among the calls made by prime minister sheikh hasina at the un general assembly was for safe zones to be set up inside me unmarked police by the un so that these people can return to their homeland in safety and security and dignity well this is one of several makeshift camps set up on the bangladesh side of the border to house these hundreds of thousands of refugees i asked some of them what they made of the prime minister's ideas. we will go back to myanmar only if they give us id cards but we want to go to a saves we want peace and we want to go back to our own assess. i came here ten days ago we are willing to go back to myanmar only if there is peace the soldiers burn our homes they killed my husband and two sons so now we
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don't want to go back now with things as they are the kinds of things you routinely hear described killings beatings burned villages and rape make it unsurprising that few people want to go back now they may have no homes to go back to but what so many among this stateless people seem to crave is citizenship is a place in which they belong and that's something that un safe zones are not going to provide. now rescuers in mexico is still pulling survivors from the rubble of tuesday's earthquake as the search and as a fourth day officials say it is still a rescue rather than a recovery operation and they are hopeful of finding more people alive two hundred eighty six people are now concerned to have died the stock you live now sounds there is an official he's in mexico city for us right now and allan tell us what's actually happening where you are right now. we are in the contest of the
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center of mexico not far from the main avenue that most people know when they think of mexico city if you take a look over my shoulder you can see the office building which fell down more than seventy two hours ago and there are what men all sort of rescue workers on top of the building and what they're doing at this stage is the sheer physical work of moving bits of debris piece by piece over the last several hours they've been scanning the area using general imaging using dogs using the specially trained workers here the more to go into tight spaces from the thermal imaging they believe that there are a number of people in the building and part of it maybe because of the way collapsed if you look at it it looks as if it's pushed out and that means it may have created some pockets at the back of the building where people were able to survive get some refuge maybe avoid the worst of the collapse of the building the difficulty of course is seventy two hours plus now since the earthquake struck and in many occasions that's when people begin to lose hope their families probably for
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about more than forty of the people inside that building who are still reported missing and they are all around here in the church services and i just over to my right there holding banners which are doing the government please don't bring in the heavy machinery but they are convinced that if the government decides that they are going to bring in heavy machinery to clear the area that will lead to death so that is why it seems unlikely they will do that let me just say that it seems unlikely to do that particularly with so many people on that building at the moment . and they are working with shovels they're working with pickaxes and hammers but one of the big tools they're using is simply their hands they're bending down and picking up the debris and passing it along the line and trying to get away from the top of that building just to ease the pressure there is really teams here japanese teams and the united states use what they brought in is more manpower fresh eyes fresh muscles and new technology they've brought in the best of technology we can get and the training from having experienced this more often than the next can what the mexicans have done is essentially lay a foundation and put in support so they can get into the areas where they think
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those bodies are so that is what's going to happen over the next few hours here's another difficulty everything had to stop overnight and into quite a bit mid-morning this morning because we got some heavy rain and that moves everything around makes it difficult for the rescuers and we're feeling sports arenas well this is at the rainy season in mexico it means that it's nice during the day and about four five six seven o'clock at night we start to see heavy rainfall if that happens they may have to call off the rescue operation but those that are in there at the moment say they want to keep going for as long as they can in the hope that they'll be able to get to the people that they know what trapped and the hole that they're still alive and be able to remove them from the building and get them to a hospital yeah alan awful situation here of course just in one the area of mexico city other similar operations in other parts of the capital. one of at least one area where there was a factory that collapsed and people are there you remember a couple of days ago we were at
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a school the reports of people in there that turned out to be false people are very angry that one mexican t.v. channel was reporting this consistently quoting sources which turned out to be false and said that a lot of the resources and attention in the very important for twenty four hours were diverted to the school when they should have been deployed across the city so yes there are still places not just in mexico city but across the country where buildings have collapsed and that is the fear that people out there that are rescue teams. many of the local volunteers are just trying to move the rubble every the wreckage of the building and try to get the people trapped so there is a seamless repeated not just here it's repeated right across mexico city and make yourself an official from one rescue operation in mexico. because still ahead the u.n. pushes back against its not doing enough to stop sexual exploitation and abuse by
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republic and brace of rain affecting ukraine in particular with some storms along this line heading on through into sunday we'll still find this unsettled weather continue across so central areas so now into autumn and it does it look more tunnel across many parts of europe some fine weather conditions across southeastern areas well the other side the mediterranean still looking pretty warm and sunny with temperatures there into the low thirty's for cairo heavy all through into sunday not a great deal of change some clothes moving on the coast of libya but nothing untoward expected for central parts of africa plenty of storms across sosa down central african republic towards cameroon gabon also picking out a few storms we've got this low pressure center across parts of west africa where it could be pretty waits in countries such as guinea and also liberia. for most when we grow old we take life for the slower pace well not for this
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hello again undermines at the top stories here on the al-jazeera new sa the leaders of north korea and the u.s. are getting gauged a war of words donald trump is about to kim jong un a madman after he called the u.s. president have ranged and a barking dog. britain's prime minister has delivered a major policy speech in florence posing a two year transition period after the u.k. leaves the european union. also the u.s. department of homeland security has given new recommendations to president trump on at home think global security. now the un's humanitarian coordinator in yemen says the country is facing the world's worst humanitarian
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crisis with almost twenty one million people in desperate need of help speaking at a meeting on the sidelines of the un general assembly james mccall ricks at the fighting is that the root of all the country's problems is a totally mind made catastrophe that's facing yemen as we see today the figures in the facts speak for themselves to now have years of conflict have unleashed on president calderon epidemic and seen deplorable tykes against civilians and civilian infrastructure and has transformed yemen into the wash than the largest humanitarian crisis known. the u.n. secretary general antonio caetera urged world leaders to do more to end the suffering a whole reports on the situation on the ground more than a thousand people live here in the village of my crew there and the waste of human most of them in shelters like these sadly have bashed lives and one of them with nine members of his family
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a family that relies almost entirely on the young boy to survive he's managed to make money from finding and selling plastic water containers it really makes much. but. it's hard trying to find something we never have enough never enough nerve enough water last time we got help was ramadan we have nothing. the war in yemen pits who three rebels from the north backed by iran and troops loyal to former president ali abdullah saleh against again many government forces this supported by is strikes from a saudi led coalition nearly two and a half years of fighting has left yemen on the brink of collapse. already the poorest country in the gulf when the war began it's made the crisis much much worse a crippled infrastructure abject poverty seven million people on the brink of
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famine and since april the world's worst outbreak of cholera clean drinking water is issues here. we never have enough to drink this woman says her family is one of hundreds who rely on board to deliveries when they come people here say there's never enough water to go around and. there's not a single drop of clean water here everyone here is sick with cholera now. who the rebels and they realize control more than sixty percent of the country including the capital santa and the village. lives that means it's a potential target for saudi led coalition is strikes while that's a concern so was finding the next meal well. we can't find jobs i have six children and i don't know what i can do to feed them we need one day and stay hungry the next the un accuses both sides of committing atrocities
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and breaking the rules of war and urges all sides to end the conflict. you when leaders in new york describe humans war as an entirely manmade catastrophe millions of human use suffer the consequences every day maidana han elders here. to talk more about the situation in yemen i'm joined now from the un in new york by simon adams he is the executive director of the global center for the responsibility to protect great to have you with us on the program as we were just hearing in that report it is of course a manmade catastrophe and is a catastrophe that seems to be getting worse by the day. absolutely and i think you know that's the key point that was made this morning here at the u.n. and it's at a point that myself and human rights activists agree with one hundred percent it's not like the people in yemen are suffering because of a plague of locusts or even because of hurricanes or earthquakes this is
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a result of a conflict the huge humanitarian crisis that we see with you know seven million people facing famine seven hundred thousand cases of cholera this is a result of airstrikes this is the result of indiscriminate attacks on civilian populations and targeted attacks on civilian infrastructure that is a bombing ward a bomb in hospitals bombing clinics and that's why we see the huge humanitarian crisis that we see in yemen today side of course denies that it has been deliberately targeting civilian areas i mean who do you blame for the fight that yemen has reached the state that it's in right now is that all parties to blame in some way is the international community to blame for not having responded more quickly. i don't believe in false equivalence so what i will say is you know i think all sides in yemen are responsible for the terrible situation the who the rebels have been guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity but i
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think the finger has to be pointed of course at the saudi led coalition whose strikes have absolutely devastated devastated the country and led to this enormous humanitarian crisis and then there's a bigger question of the international community the u.n. security council has not passed a resolution on yemen since april of two thousand and fifteen so the largest humanitarian crisis in the world and the security council can't say anything except saying that we're very sad about the situation there and that we think that more aid should go to people there was what they really need to do is to say who's accountable for these crimes hold them accountable and actually try and negotiate a solution to the conflict that's taking place in yemen becomes ever more a complex conflict if you like in yemen i was reading analysis recently that the alliance between the former president ali abdullah saleh and the hoof these in some cases is actually breaking down that's going to make it even more complicated isn't
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it. absolutely this is a multi sided conflict with also a number of international powers most obviously saudi arabia but a number of international powers involved on one side or another and that makes it enormously complicated to to end now or to try and solve it but i think at the moment it's not like the council has been deeply involved in trying to do so without a few humanitarian pauses which have gone nowhere and fallen apart after twenty four forty eight hours with there hasn't been negotiations on trying to end the conflict in in more than a year and we have a security council just over there in the building that i'm standing outside of as i said who have not passed a resolution in more than two years and need to send a very clear message to all sides that they will hold people accountable and that they will try and. solve this conflict and let's keep in mind that some of the members of that council are simultaneously giving money on humanitarian assistance on the one hand while at the same time providing weapons which have been dropped on
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to innocent civilians in yemen and that's intolerable as well really good to hear your thoughts about the situation in yemen that sam adams joining us there from the u.n. thanks so much. thank you very much. but the u.n. is again rejecting allegations it's not doing enough to prevent its peacekeepers from committing sexual assaults there as u.n. correspondent in jordan has more on the charges and the un's response for years the u.n. has been accused of ignoring sexual exploitation and abuse committed by its peacekeepers in the democratic republic of the congo one hundred fifty four peacekeepers have been accused of sexual misconduct since two thousand and ten and just this year the republic of congo decided to withdraw its six hundred thirty troops from the central african republic this following serious concerns over performance gaps in equipment and conduct including sexual exploitation and abuse
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allegations during a speech on monday the u.n. secretary general antonio good better said it's long past time to fix the problem no country no easy solution and no family is immune from sexual exploitation and abuse but three years united nations have a unique responsibility to set the global standards for preventing responding and the ready casing discards and addressing it seemed backed effectively you mainly and just. the chief spokesperson for the u.n. peacekeeping operations tells all jazeera the problem can't be solved by the organization alone but reforms are being implemented we have redoubled our efforts with the membership to try to ensure proper follow up and the membership is responding the percentage of responses that we get to our queries as to what has actually occurred in individual cases has gone up dramatically in the last couple of years and this may be
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a product of some of the definitive action we take in and withholding payments and repatriating individual units and showing with action that we in peacekeeping take this matter seriously but the bottom line is that member states are taking it seriously human rights groups say the u.n. is spouting platitudes peacekeepers are getting away with their crimes and they say they're victims mostly teenage girls and their children are suffering as a result is more like they're treating the symptoms rather than actually treating the underlying cause of the problem and that causes the problems that the u.n. is inserting itself into a system that should be handled entirely independently by an impartial transparent process and something that should be based in law and should lead criminal accountability the secretary general has appointed an advocate to help victims and their families achieve justice but the un's big problem is this it can't force countries to do what they're supposed to do which is discipline their troops and pay compensation to things which most would agree to find real accountability.
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al-jazeera at the united nations iraq's kurdish leader massoud barzani says monday's independence referendum will definitely go ahead despite international pressure for it to be delayed or even canceled he was speaking in iraq's kurdish capital. the final ronnie the for monday's vote which has been criticized by the us a you. and many others. thousands of people have protested on the streets of barcelona for a third day angry at a spanish crackdown on preparations for an independence referendum in catalonia demonstrators gathered outside a courthouse where six cattle officials who were detained on wednesday were summoned for questioning spanish authorities considered the independence vote illegal and of seize millions of ballot papers in a bid to disrupt the poll that alone has regional government insists the vote will go ahead. london's transport authority says it will not for
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a new license to operate in the british capital when it expires at the end of next week it says the company lacks corporate responsibility with implications for public safety and security well what is a major player in london where it has forty thousand drivers and is used by three and a half million people it's a similar picture in new york where according to the most recent figures it provides an average of two hundred twenty six thousand rides every day overall has facilitated around five billion trips to passengers across the world it operates in more than six hundred cities in over twenty four countries out of there is not a barber reports on how the decision is going down in london. for the last year he's been driving for he works six days a week and says he makes enough money to support his family he enjoys being able to
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choose when he works he's one of forty thousand do but drivers in the british capital but now the regulators transport for london who run the city's buses and underground trains say they won't extend dupers license beyond the end of the month for many people who've got used to the service it's a shock so you can cross to go from one place to another safely quickly so now it's like when i came out as i are ok this is obviously not she was going to train but i still feel like i'm i don't feel like i'm paying ridiculous amounts. to a lack of corporate responsibility in areas such as the reporting of serious criminal offenses it follows allegations that drivers suspected of sexual assaults were allowed to keep driving. some time going through the regulations that parliament's given them in relation to decide in a private vehicle approaches first improper the evidence and tearful have concluded today that on a proper vehicle operator the real concerns around safety and security has come out
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fighting suggesting t.f. ells decision is motivated not by safety concerns but by politics and promising to fight the move in the courts by trying to ban in london there caving into the pressure exerted by a small minority that want to restrict consumer choice and competition this decision if it held true will mean that over forty thousand licensed drivers will be out of work traditionally after in london's west end theatre say restaurant people with a hail a black taxi cab five years ago arrived and caused a sensation with just a few clicks on your mobile phone you can get to where you're going to at a cheaper price but of course it's caused controversy as well. last year dr james far took the firm to court all giving drivers should be treated as employees with rights to the minimum wage and sick pay well the judges agreed with him to appeal the ruling next week what do you have on the merit nuber should do is they should
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evolve regulations for attorneys central twenty first century they should enforce and develop regulations effectively and they should protect worker rights of drivers who can carry on operating in london at least until appeals have been exhausted but this is one more set back for a firm that's been hit by legal challenges and protests around the world and also made life easier for millions of people. love to. head to. the women of the world number one. for you in sport was. going a. business update brought to you by. going places together with the
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and again it is the final day of campaigning in germany ahead of sunday's election the polls suggest that. track to win a fourth term in office but just a year ago many were saying that her decision to last in more than a million refugees meant that the merkel era was over. came reports on how she has managed to turn around. in six weeks of campaigning angle america has crisscrossed the country promising voters a germany in which people can live well and happily she's made great player her experience and achievements in the past twelve years both on the world stage and domestically to boost the economy. her the main thing is that social security and
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health care have improved and this is only been possible because we continue to enjoy the highest number of jobs and the lowest levels of unemployment since reunification. traditionally exactly like this in our home state i'm going to marry her i want to ride a bike for a profit supporters and here they are lapping up what she has to say and if the opinion polls are correct so are many people across this country which is all the more surprising given that just over a year ago her prospects for reelection looked far less rosy the refugee crisis which saw more than a million people allowed into germany was still very much in the headlines survey suggested many people disapproved of merkel's welcoming for refuge. g.'s senior members of her own party began publicly to question the course she was taking then last september voters in two states deserted merkel's party in favor of the far
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right alternative the germany merkel's response was contrite she promised no repeat of the scenes of twenty fifteen and a toughening of the rules regarding migrants who commit offenses at the same time the closure of the balkan route for refugees into germany meant what had been a steady flow became a trickle by the start of this year merkel's christian democrats were back in a healthy poll lead it's one they've maintained and improved ever since winning three state elections in the spring he mad cause is so lucky in so far as there is currently you know christ is in the media that hordes whatever migration agree it's gets into all of the narrative of a crisis it doesn't necessarily mean that there is no reason to be afraid of something but one person merkel appears not to be afraid of his her direct social democrat rival martin schultz when his party chose him as its candidate in january
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it was because they hoped a so-called should sit there might propel them back into the chancellor but the opinion polls which one suggested he might have a chance now indicate he has very little chance with machall poised for four more years in charge dominant can al-jazeera than can can. or it is time to get the very latest for the action his piece. thank you very much team europe are on top against the rest of the wool team that is after the first day of the inaugural leyva cup tennis tournament that's taking place in prague as well as the singles are concerned well that's where they made their inroads teenager alexander was taking on canada's denis shop overload that is of the team in the third of the singles matches and it was a victory both its winter to a tie breaker which saw when a winning seven six seven six. earlier the twenty fourteen u.s.
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open champion met in chile of croatia beat a man who took roger federer to five sets this year at flushing meadows francis the result this time around not quite a successful fourth although it was a close call with both states going to a tie break as well seven six seven six. and earlier austrians dominic team was up against american john isn't who took the first second american tiebreaker seventeen fifteen between four back to take the next two sets that gave europe advantage on the day three one overall after the rest of the world came back to win the doubles match. now go has powered into the same a finals in their first tournament since becoming will number one the wimbledon champion in the forecourt here defeating caroline garcia six two six four with the w.t.f. event in tokyo in japan at twenty three year old spaniard now faces defending champion caroline wozniacki. in his playing days he was nicknamed nasty now stan as he is playing the role of diplomats the former tennis star is serving
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a two year ban after foul mouthed comments and bad behavior is romania's fed cup captain but the czech republic believes he's a perfect fit as onery consul in romania and he's already talking the language. out. of. my country. germany's biggest football club and munich have been held to a draw in the latest going to sleep a fixture despite holding a two little lead in the first off for robert eleven the penalty gave by in the lead and robin doubled the advantage before half time but opponents hit back in the second half maximillian arnold and daniel did the r.v. both scored to ensure a through two draw the names of lee and i may see cristiana rinaldo and name never far away from the debate of best player in the world and all three of them were
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shortlisted in the paste manes player can't agree on friday for the twenty seventeen best fee for football awards of these three players only one club manager has also received a nomination in the coach award category that would be real madrid isn't it in the den the champions league winning boss is nominated alongside chelsea's antonio conti and massimiliano a legacy of you ventus the award ceremony will take place in london on the twenty third of october. over in south america robert pape completed a remarkable comeback to reach the cup in the semifinals on thursday rather turned around a three zero first leg deficit to win the quarter final in the continent's biggest club competition dayana karim has the action. the scene was set in buenos aires for intellectual fine performance river plate went into the second leg of the quarter final against us or who was the man in the three now deficit.
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that was wiped out in a ten minute split by nacho coco. the hat trick hero then turning provider for and parents to give river plate a cruel read by half. wasn't finished with their shell shocked rivals. he had his fourth and fifth goals before his new york me perez save the best for last a dazzling length of the field effort that rounded off and eight mil rout of the beleaguered bolivians river plate will now face fellow argentineans in the semifinals next month. the show stopper for them was goalkeeper s event and drive as their tie do you sound the runs out in when a series went down to a penalty shoot out. night it would be a daunting date to keep that river plate coco and co diana karen al jazeera.
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diego costa has arrived in the spanish capital madrid after agreeing to join athletico from his current team at chelsea in the two clubs announced on thursday that they had reached an agreement pending a medical and personal terms well he is in madrid but he will only be allowed to play for at least from january when the club's fifi impose ban on registering new players and. found to have broken rules regarding the transfer of age players. competitive ballroom dancing continues to struggle for credibility with sports fans this is despite it being recognized as a sport by the international olympic committee for two decades already it's one of the events at the asian indoor and martial arts games in turkmenistan al jazeera so haile malik is in ask about finding out first hand whether it should be classified as a sport or not. dancing thunderstone it's something that can land you a gold medal at the ask about game but these participants still feel they are not accepted as that big that's the feeling of maria who represented many stand along
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with her partner nikita. nancy it is not and is this for a new word such as some moments of music music and dancing and also for dancing of the berisha is a very first movement that is not easy to get his music and the sixty votes for the formants are studying for years some so. because if it were sure to dance for six hours there are eleven medal events in disciplines including south and the cha cha cha couples perform routines for about two minutes timing but work and alignment are just some of the things that judged on these dolls practicing now was the day they have been building up to these games for you from personal experience having tried it myself i can tell you it isn't easy but one of the main arguments against down sports is similar to those levied against figure skating and other performance based sports the result is not quantified by points scored or by
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a clock instead subjective interpretation of judges is what counts there are. stated. but turkmenistan's team coach those leading the sport are doing what they can to count to negative perceptions. you know if you're right that we have the world federation that does everything to develop the sport i can say that it's developing day by day and thanks to our federation and our athletes the quality and quantity of the sport is increasing we also have no difficulties concerning the sponsors so everything is cool the world federation has big plans for its competitors having been part of the asian games and also featuring at this year's special olympics world winter games in austria they want to be part of the lympics one day we are dreaming about the tiniest origins and then maybe i am a few years later it is moving like an expert at only seventeen maria may one day get to live her dream so have malik al-jazeera ask about.
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