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and i'm rob matheson and this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes russia calls for calm as the war of words between donald trump and kim jong un escalates. embattled british prime minister to resign may offers a break is it a compromise calling for a two year transition period plus. i'm going to haul in the refugee camps in southeast bangladesh where people continue to arrive daily in the numbers go up so do the fears of disease. and putting the brakes on london says the online car service won't get its license renewed. it's been an escalation in the insults being hurled between the u.s. and north korean leaders with donald trump calling kim jong un mad man on twitter its interest wants to ken's official statement calling trump a deranged and
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a barking dog the north is also threatening to test a hydrogen bomb in the pacific ocean diplomatic editor james bays reports from the united nations. 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 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 although 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 were never supported unilateral actions he went on to
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suggest there 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 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 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 and austria finland mult 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 james closed out jazeera at the
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united nations on grandma weber's a research fellow at the institute of defense and strategic studies. and school of international studies is joining us now from singapore thank you very much for your time give us some context if you would please have we really got to the stage where the fate of the world is down to two men slinging insults at each other unfortunately it looks to be the case that it is that simple as that two men on opposite sides of a fence hurling insults at each other hurling threats which is driving escalation which many people see is are necessarily. being heightened trudy's war words is there any room for diplomacy in amongst all this argument. certainly i am i'm actually very absolute about this there is a lot of space for diplomacy diplomacy hasn't been exhausted as opposed to what
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many other observers may think it simply requires a ratcheting down of the rhetoric i think words matter a lot we can see this from from the recent exchange trump at the u.n. general assembly making his debut speech calling. kim jong un a rocket man and of course seeing a return of fire if you like from kim jong un himself using all kinds of words that these things can be avoided because they do matter what we need to do is deflate the issue and really get down to the table encouraging parties to start talking because if we do not do saw we're just going to drive ourselves against a wall and head towards conflict but it does seem at the center of all of these are the is the the war of words that we've been referring to between kim jong il and the u.s. president didn't is anybody on either side who is in a position to tell the leader of their respective country to back off and give
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diplomacy a chance that's a very good question i think on balance our hope is still we can we can still rely on our own sort of and explain our withdrawal from this saber rattling on the u.s. side as a lot of. avenues within us for trump to listen to to really step back and take a more mature more objective more cool headed approach in the matter i wouldn't say the same thing for north korea there's enough information coming out from this very opaque country that really kim jong un has cleared the way he's cleared his detractors he's culled a lot of his senior leadership people who would go against him and there's really there really isn't anybody on to tell kim jong un to take another path and that's where it's very dangerous graham on website you very much indeed for your opinion thank you. british prime minister wants a two year transition period once the u.k.
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leaves in the european union theresa may says the u.k. needs to stay in the single market under its current terms at least during that time to make the process easier that opinions been met with mixed reviews from european leaders they've barker has more from florence. it's the birthplace of the rene soames an explosion of arts culture and commerce that defined europe. visitors have been drawing inspiration here for centuries from the works of to vinci 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 negotiations with the e.u. we start from an unprecedented position in terms of our current relationship with you we remember we're coming out but that enables us to build a different sort of partnership for the future the speech called for
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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 is clear that what would be most helpful to people and businesses on both sides who want this process to be smooth and orderly is for us to agree the details 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 blocs 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 reserve a is here in florence trying to build. between the e.u. and the u.k. she's trying to say that even after breakfast it u.k.
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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 of them british citizens living in italy believe rex it is a big mistake that 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 and i think it will be a decision that we will regret your future thank you to resume a wants to refrain breck's it was 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.
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and exactly how much britain will pay to leave the e.u. it's a vision many in europe a still struggling to share. al-jazeera florence or john spring for it is the director of research at the center for european reform and he says terrorism a speech lacked detail. well i thought it was a. speech which was constructive in tone which is good twenty seven well like that i think they're also like the idea that the u.k. will make an ion clients commitment to european security that will go down well but in terms of real specifics you know we're in twelve months into a negotiation where there's a lot of nitty gritty that needs to be sorted out and there wasn't a great deal of that and there were some very commitments on the money and on systems rights not really very much in northern ireland and then some very vague statements about the future trading relationship the problem is that trust has got to such a low ebb between the two sides now that you know while tone is helpful and the
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fact that she struck such a constructive tone is really good. i think that the fact that there weren't really clear specifics mean that the speech itself is not clearly not going to be enough to be able to move on to the next stage of the talks that's going to have to come in the negotiations. plenty more ahead on the news including thousands moved in puerto rico where how they can damage the stream of time ships. in barcelona where pro and anti independence protesters take their causes to the streets. to europe takes on the rest of the world. cup it is going to be here with action from the. mexican authorities are refusing to give up hope of finding survivors three days after an earthquake killed at least two hundred eighty six people the rescue operation has been extended crews are helping to sift through the rubble more than
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fifty buildings collapsed in mexico city when tuesday's seven point one magnitude quake struck and fisher is joining us live from mexico city alan i know one of those rescues was happening in a building that's just behind you what's the latest on that. everyone is really kind of focused on this building at the moment it is been a difficult day particularly for the forty three families who waiting for news i can tell you that just in the last few minutes on the roof that you can see behind me. and a lot of workers on top of that building they started using drills and that is new that suggests that they are. in a position where they can use some heavy equipment to start moving some of the day we know spoke to one of the rescue team organizers. here with the u.s. team and said look it's like peeling the layers of an onion you've got to gently before we can start moving in the heavy equipment and then we can start taking away
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the thing i think there are six people still alive in the building that bad news obviously for a lot of the families that are here but we know that they've called. families among those who've been here in the course of the day and have. essentially the building collapse we're getting on to. that means that there may have been contact with at least three people in the building who were able to pass on their name and they were then passed on to the authorities who could then contact the family say look we have some good news for you so they're working on the principle that there are six people in the building that are still alive it's just going to take time to get to them no there's a bit of tension in the air because people were obviously hoping it would move much quicker than that but there had been complications because of the way the building collapsed it pancaked there are some spaces where they think that people might be see not only that for the last two nights particularly last night with very heavy
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rains here in mexico city and that means all what. at this time of year you normally get rain storms at night tonight the weather seems to be playing with the rescuers there's been a couple of spots of rain but nothing so that means they can just keep cracking on with the operation in the hope that in the next couple of hours they might be able to pull people of my from the wreckage and that would be everyone here and of course for the rescuers who are walking past the point of exhaustion seeing that they're not going to give up until they nor that everyone that's in that building. we're going to be checking in with you but for now thanks a lot. tens of thousands of people in puerto rico are being moved and had fears a dam that was damaged and how it can break at least six people were killed when the how it can hit the island. almost thirty have been killed across the caribbean and the number is expected to rise the u.s. national weather service issued a flash flood emergency over the structural integrity of the dam authorities every
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vacuum waiting to towns downstream gallagher has more from the puerto rican capital sun fun. what we're talking about the go i took it down which is about an hour's drive north west of here officials say there is a crack in the dam wall as a precautionary moving about seventy thousand residents to higher ground but all this speaks to the lack of investment in the infrastructure here in puerto rico remember this island is seventy three billion dollars in debt so there's been no investment like that which is now potentially threatening people's lives but the biggest problem here is the lack of power you can see lights on behind me here in san juan but they are running from generators and those generators as slowly but surely running out of diesel but we spent the day in san juan seeing how people are coping without power. the only comfort rose cod skoal can give to her infant son is a mother's touch. one month old baby has a respiratory condition that means he needs constant care and attention so george
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is children's hospital remained open through the hurricane but your c.e.o. is now worried about what happens when she has to leave i will have to sell my house eventually because they will need the space and maybe he doesn't have think criteria to be in the hospital but my concern is that when i get home i will not have electricity i cannot hear there's a brand new for hospital staff to these are worrying times power is coming from diesel run generators but they have to be refueled every few hours but as petrol stations run dry it's a power that's needed more than ever eventually the gas stations are now going to have gasoline. in our case eventually our employees will not be able to drive back to work. so i saw last week the power everything will come back that won't be easy but the szell say electricity may not be restored until sometime next year the key to puerto rico's recovery then is restoring power but it's more than about clearing
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fallen trees or getting broken cables back into place this country's power grid was already in crisis the power company and there is only one is nine billion dollars in debt and this we know investment for years all of that is bad news for local businesses and already ailing economy. this is one of the few grocery shops open in san juan but here too time is running out i only have to go for two hours this is the last of the diesel when the generator fails this business will close as fans are really be but our community and we want to stay open because. we know that the people need the store opened and we're trying to do that but we depend on these so puerto rico is already facing a financial crisis but its failure to invest in infrastructure is now costing it daily and gallacher al-jazeera san juan puerto rico. the u.s.
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department of homeland security is expected to make new recommendations to president donald trump on how to enhance global security it's thought feeling crude a replacement for trump's soon to expire travel ban on people from six mainly muslim nations has more from washington d.c. . what we're learning is that the department of homeland security could be replacing the current travel ban that is in effect for six middle eastern north african countries and instead would replace that ninety day travel restriction with more targeted restrictions adding to the list of countries affected by as many as nine additional countries what we're learning is that the department of homeland security essentially notified up to seventeen different nations that they failed to meet u.s. screening standards and they had a period of time and wish to become compliant half of those countries did so the remaining half did not as a result could be receiving these targeted restrictions in the form of additional
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visa requirements and that instead of having the ninety day deadline as we've seen in the past these restrictions would be indefinite now what we are hearing is that this announcement could be made on these expansion in terms of the number of countries affected as early as sunday and that is a significant day given the fact that that is when the current ninety day deadline that will take effect for the ban that's currently in place affecting those six middle eastern north african countries so significant in terms of the announce what we expected to come on sunday also significant is the fact that the trumpet ministration may be expanding the number of countries affected. plans to repeal the obama care bill in the u.s. have been dealt a possible fatal blow by senator john mccain again he declared his opposition on friday to the republican party's latest proposal to replace health care legislation approved by president obama mccain says the bill is being rushed and he's demanding
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more details on what it would cost and how it would affect insurance premiums democratic senator bernie sanders praised mccain for using his conscience instead of following party loyalty but sanders warns the struggle to keep obama is not over trump has been defiant at a rally in alabama saying the bill can still pass without smoking support they gave me a list of ten people that were absolute ten republican senators john mccain john mccain. john mccain was not on the list so that was a totally unexpected thing terrible honestly terrible repeal and replace because john mccain if you look at his campaign his last campaign was all about repeal and replace repeal and replace so he decided to do something different and that's fine
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and i say we still have a chance to we're going to do it eventually. peter mathews is a political analyst he's also the author of dollar democracy with liberty and justice for some how to reclaim the american dream for all he's joining us now from los angeles thanks for being with us so we're calling it an almost fatal blow is that a fair description do you think. it certainly is for this time around because senator mccain has come out again says he is not going to vote for it and don't forget senator rand paul is a definite no and there are two other senators susan collins leaning no and lisa murkowski possibly probably you know as well because they're concerned about three things one is having the cuts to the medicaid expansion which would cover a lot more low income people and cuts to the individual marketplace subsidies which would help people buy insurance and the last thing is the preexisting conditions it allows the states to kind of get away from having to guarantee that preexisting conditions will be covered fully as the federal law requires so there are too many
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negatives for these four senators to actually go forward with it i would think the president talking in alabama there is we had basically given the impression that despite john mccain's opposition to this the bill will pass but is that the case because mccain has blocked this a couple of times before that's right i really don't think it's going to pass next week the vote comes up next week it has to be done by the end of the month and i don't think it's going to pass but the president seems to have some kind of a i think he has a trick up his sleeves i don't know his numbers are not equating what i'm looking at because only fifty two republicans in the senate and if three of them defect it's all over because the vice president's tie breaking vote will not help so i don't know what kind of vote counting the president's doing we have to wait and see i don't think is going to pass next week about it if i was a betting man for sure so what we can see though yeah absolutely what options are left to the republicans now do they go back and do they restructure the bill again to try and make it appeal to john mccain and the others or do they look at the voting process that i'm trying to change that to try and make that the way that it
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gets through. it's possible as mccain himself said he wants to have a complete congressional budget office report on who will be losing out in this bill how many people be cut out of it and they're trying to work out a compromise with democrats going to mccain but here's the thing bernie sanders are deuced a single payer universal health care bill last week with fifteen co-sponsors it was never happened before fifteen other democratic senators co-sponsor the single payer bill which really would work the best it looks like it works very well in canada and other countries in europe so this is on the republicans are going to have to somehow overcome because now there's a momentum to push for single payer health care especially among the democrats we'll see what happens then it's going to be an interesting couple of weeks peter my he's thank you very much indeed. one of president donald trump senior officials is under investigation for spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in public money on flights around the u.s. health and human services secretary tommy price took five flights in executive jets
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last week alone instead of taking commercial flights home and has more from washington d.c. . before he left congress to join the trump cabinet health and human services secretary tom price was an outspoken critic of government officials charging at taxpayers for private jet travel as a prime defender of trump's deep budget cuts price promised to crack down on wasteful spending blueprint make strategic investments that will let us respond more efficiently to public health emergencies and power americans to make the best decisions for their health care needs and prevent waste fraud and abuse across the department particularly within medicare and medicaid now prices being accused of ignoring his own rhetoric when it comes to travel in the past few months use private charter planes at least twenty four times a departure from his obama administration predecessors who flew on schedule airlines officials say prize only flies by charter when commercial travel isn't
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feasible but for one of his shorter trips washington to philadelphia prices private jet trip cost ten thousand dollars that compared to seven hundred for taking a scheduled commercial flight that departed around the same time and three hundred dollars for a round trip train ride price is coming under scrutiny from his department's inspector general following a similar investigation of treasury secretary steven minucci he was criticized for deploying a government jet to take himself and his wife on a trip that allowed him to watch the solar eclipse in august but price is unlikely to draw criticism from his boss donald trump this president's performance driven and if the secretary is doing a good job if he's doing what the president has requested him to do in the manner that he should be doing it that the president will support prices spokesman has defended the charter flights as necessary to meet what he called an incredibly
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demanding schedule now it's up to his department's inspector general to decide if the price was right or price tom ackerman al-jazeera washington. still ahead on al-jazeera just days before a kurdish independence referendum in iraq kurds in neighboring syria begin paving the way for their regional autonomy plus. something everyone's reality. is the nominees for its best football awards it is going to be here to tell you all about that in the sports. by the time. or is the sun sets in this. welcome back. to requite conditions across eastern parts of china and taiwan and
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we've got a few showers to contend with during the course of saturday but taipei should be drawn pretty woman thirty six degrees is across china we've had more significant issues and also for me and here we're saying further showers but nothing to compare what we've seen in recent days so we're looking at some heavy downpours in yangon highs that thirty one degrees into southeastern parts of asia we've got some heavy rain really affecting thailand across cambodia central southern parts of vietnam and the cross central northern parts of the philippines working for the south it is more sort of typical for this time of year. largely fine singapore in kuala lumpur enjoying a good deal of bright weather but then as we move further north and pick up that rain once again so let's head across into south asia and here we've still got some fairly heavy rains to contend with in some areas so across northern parts of india delhi has seen some showers will gradually see those showers dying away but temperatures only twenty five degrees celsius we have dry conditions down through
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the west and. brighter weather conditions continue into sunday across pakistan dry all the way with highs of thirty one in kharaj. the weather sponsored by cattle and race. from the tropics of southeast asia to the vero islands in the far north atlantic went to an east meets the women who cross the world for love and state to change a community. at this time without his era. it's impossible to underestimate the size and scale of the economic crisis it's not just about the billion trillion dollars of debt it's not just about the banks it's not just about the government to buy a real piece. germany's birth varian alps where stunning scenery is playing host to europe's latest arrivals. separate in origin. they share a common roof and together dream of
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a german future. welcome to germany cafe vald loafed a witness documentary at this time on al-jazeera. you're watching al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories this hour russia is calling for calm as the leaders of the u.s. and north korea continue to trade insults foreign minister sergey lavrov has suggested a neutral country should mediate to help resolve the standoff over pyongyang's nuclear ambitions the north is threatening to test a hydrogen bomb in the pacific ocean. britain's prime minister has delivered
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a key policy speech proposing a two year transition period after the u.k. leaves the european union to recent days has a country needs the time to make the process easier. the search for survivors of mexico's earth quake has been extended as authorities refused to give up hope of finding more people alive the seven point one magnitude quake struck central mexico in tuesday killing at least two hundred eighty six people that number is expected to rise. more than four hundred thousand refugees have arrived at camps in southeast bangladesh near the border now there are fears food supplies are going to run out when the risk of disease is going to rise john holl has more. on a rare day without rain makeshift tents to the muddied slopes and thousands of reinjure refugees go about the business of surviving. there is more food
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available now. and water pumped up from the ground in newly dug wells bamboo sales a booming along with the black plastic sheeting that does little more than draw in the soaring heat. but there is urgency still because of the spread of disease a brand new mobile clinic in this camp is inundated. almost every woman carries a child this one with chest problems this one with diarrhea. what are the things that you are most worried about. doing. there. then. at the front of the queue a young mother khaled a beggar ms her name breaks down with relief medicines are dispensed to treat her
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daughter's fever and stomach complaint and almost as an afterthought she explains the cheese eight months pregnant. khaled agrees to let us see where she lives a mother of two with a third on the way her father killed in the escape from me and now barefoot in the filth of a refugee camp. i'm too scared to go back to me and now only if there is the sure that the government will not punish us then we'll think about going back otherwise i'll stay and earn a living in bangladesh i ask if she's afraid to give birth in a place like this of course i'm afraid she says but there's nothing i can do every day and more people arrive in these camps and every day the camps get more and more organized and every day they say across the border in miramar smoke billows into the air bangladesh doesn't want these people to stay on its side of the border and
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it's hard to believe me and will want them back the stateless route have become the world's problem now jonah how al-jazeera bangladesh. cohen and independence protesters have met on the streets of the cattle on capital barcelona as tension ahead of next month's vote on independence from spain the central government in madrid is trying to crack down on dissent karl penhall reports to. the spanish flag flying on the streets of basra load of cattle and flag to shreds a rallying cry for those citizens who oppose catalonia his bid for independence they fear it could mark the breakup of spain. we will not allow the breakup of spain if that happens people will die they can be no half measures. the question of independence is deeply divisive but
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hard to calculate percentages for against due to lack of accurate opinion polls many here define themselves as both catalan and spanish you know look you know you're going to get away don't want to wall to separate us from spain but all spaniards of my compatriots so i'm here to defend the unity of spain. it's a week until the planned referendum opponents tampa's a frame. but this embrace she supports independence he backs spanish rule a sign that political foes can reconcile. a candidate here was what he said it was literally to express this whole issue in this civil god could have been in a series of raids against the crew independence movement in the last few days. or so. earlier in the day on the other side of the political divide freedom for six
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senior catalan government officials the guardia civil police arrested them earlier in the week. for their role in organizing the independence referendum spain's central government has declared that illegal. this is nonsense that the spanish government is trying to criminalize politics. the past alone a judge granted the cattle an official conditional release but they still face charges including misappropriation of funds and civil disobedience. pro independence crowds that picketed the court to pressure their release why are you here today we are here because we. are there. but how those with equal passion oppose that dream and insist spain must remain
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united call panel al-jazeera spain. drivers won't be allowed to pick up fares in london for next month the funds losing its license to operate there london's transport authority says it's worried about public safety hasn't been doing enough to check drivers backgrounds medical conditions over accuses london of being closed in advance of company's plans to appeal the decision that in baba reports and how the decision is being received in london. for the last year has been driving for he works six days a week and says he makes enough money to support his family he enjoys being able to choose when he works he's one of forty thousand do but drivers in the british capital but now the regulators transport for london. underground trains say they won't extend license beyond the end of the month for many people who got used to the service it's a shock so easy for us today from one place we're not safe quickly so.
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when we came out as a r.k. 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. so uber showed 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 spent 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 in part on a system proper vehicle operator the real concerns around safety and security has come out fighting suggesting t.f. else 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
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decision if it helps true will mean 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 farrow took the firm to court arguing drivers should be treated as employees with rights to the minimum wage and six judges agreed with him to appeal the ruling next week. they should evolve regulations for the twenty first century they should. and develop regulations effectively and they should protect worker rights of drivers can carry on operating in london at least until appeals have been exhausted but this is one more setback for
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a firm that's been hit by legal challenges and protests around the world and also made life easier for millions of people. a big player in london where it has forty thousand drivers and it's used by three point five million people it's a similar picture in new york city but according to the most recent figures it provides an average of two hundred and twenty six thousand rides per day overall drivers have made about five billion trips around the world and it operates in more than six hundred cities in twenty four countries. is a technology journalist for the guardian newspaper group in london he says the move against a is long overdue it's a myth that before i came along there was no other service in london for pride. i've lived in london all my life there have always been many cabs in london and they've usually been taping them the difference is that they came in with a really impressive service that people wanted to use it was different it was
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revolutionary it has changed the way that people use taxis but in doing so and in lowering its prices such an extent it undercut lots of other services it doesn't pay its workers the living wage despite the fact that the costs of ruled that. it's continued to pale that it's a bit rich now but to claim that they're concerned about the jobs of these drivers they refuse to give in the rights of the court and said they should. what's been so nice to see in this instance is that here. are using the regulations they exist to challenge one of these big corporations what too often is the problem is the regulations are outdated they're not equipped to deal with twenty first century businesses the problem that has been picked up on this time is to do with passenger safety it was only an organist at the met pointed out that they've been failing to report their drivers have been accused of sexual attacks and where possible of course government must tackle these companies and the regulations that exist but going forward and with business changing the developed technological advance is
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moving quicker than government can keep up with they need to be updating their regulations so that for the twenty first century iraq's kurdish leader massoud barzani has promised monday's independence referendum will definitely go ahead despite international pressure to stop it he says whatever the outcome the kurds are happy to fight alongside iraqi forces against isis hoda abdel-hamid reports from northern iraq. on this she said the kurdish colors are flying high oil rich city is giving tours of historic. and self-determination even though it's not part of the iraqi kurdish region. the governor made to push to take part in the vote against. i have the support of my people we feel it's the right time and they tell us you should engage in negotiations i think that's a good idea. we have been doing it since two thousand and three with different
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governments after the fall of saddam hussein. and we really haven't. gotten anywhere. kirkuk is part of the so-called disputed territories it's also home to turkmen and arabs many of them say they will boycott the vote. there's increased ethnic polarization and it will be difficult to control once it spills onto the streets particularly because every house has a weapon who will control that. the question kurds will have to answer is do you want the kurdistan region and the kurdistan areas outside the regions administration to become an independent state and that includes places like by sheikha that used to be under the control of the central government it's now a border town this is the berm that the kurds built after kurdish forces took control of areas evacuated by the iraqi army back in two thousand and fourteen now
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many here call it the border of the future kurdistan state but you can see how close this she up our military forces under the command of the iraqi prime minister are stationed and then they have increased their presence ever since the referendum was announced. the fish were gay here say they are ready for any eventuality but this is a cause of concern for people like cindy even so i think. we had first met the couple shortly after the town was recaptured in january only returned home in july . and the house was rigged we had to clear it now the most important issue is security we will support whoever will protect us. the kurds have secured areas and that they control and are vowing to never give up their gains but if people here are certain that the yes vote will prevail there are certain that the government in
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baghdad will reject the result but at the in the road in iraq. meanwhile syrian kurds have voted in an election which is widely seen as the start of a three phase process to shore up regional autonomy in the country's north whoever wins the communist elections will go on to contest the local council elections in november they will also contest a third poll to form a body to act as a regional parliament the government in damascus opposes the syrian kurdish autonomy. this election is happening at a critical turning point in the north. it's a key step to set up democracy in our areas because in the past. the local representatives. now our community can have their say. the former muslim brotherhood general guy mohamed has died his daughter made the announcement on facebook was arrested four years ago
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a day after former projection president mohamed morsi was ousted from power imran khan takes a look back at his life. was born in the same yet 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 jailed and then e. has been researching and studying the organization for many years he has many achievements one of them that he is i what he was the the most before most need and
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about a hold over the last i would say couple of decades since he took office to develop before 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 old was his rival encouraging younger members to become more involved in two thousand and five undock his 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 fall 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
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was short lived. after a series of controlled 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 six decades the the moment i was fighting on. different levels one of these levels is surviving the movement is facing. extraordinary oppression of. and the fight to survive and many of them now want to present. more than a quarter to somebody course more than forty thousand members i would present the muslim brotherhood will view archives death as a 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 among which is are still ahead on al-jazeera making all the
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white moves we made to the turkmenistan dancers eyeing an olympic dream. the centenarians of italy one hundred years old and counting when you told me that people like these a new lease of these new thing that you want to be thing a person seventy five there's something about this area that is helping. life i mean it's not a trend here it's like you don't have this here and although they are saying and. then last. techno this time.
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right. the very latest video games are on display in japan and some of them are cutting edge it's all happening at the tokyo game show a quarter of a million gaming enthusiastic expected to visit and one of the hottest stores this year is v.a.r. or virtual reality robin wright went along for a preview. it's still all about the goggles but a whole lot more ever bigger hardware to enhance the virtual reality experience
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making it so real there seems to be very little that's virtual about it or not but you know. it really felt like you were moving and you felt the wind in your face. somebody or kid you not only don't know but i think people will expect experiences like this well are going to run. so real that you wonder if it wouldn't be better doing the real thing like cycling apparently not. reality's boring i've got you know yes with more than six hundred exhibitors covering multiple darkened halls the tokyo game show is bigger and better than ever one of the fastest growing areas is e-sports online gaming by teams in professional leagues attracting big online audiences. south korea and other countries in asia in europe have been developing and japan is the only country without a big east port industry but that's changing with the value of the market expected
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to double by twenty twenty and talk of e-sports becoming an olympic event the japanese government is now promoting its growth much as south korea has done we actually see similar things in japan now where the government is reeling seeing a way to push the sports such as new tech hip thing and then for those wanting the total immersive experience there's emma all mixed reality to turn you into an avatar putting you in the action thanks to three d. cameras the turntable and remembering not to talk too much this is. your favorite game in the game. no matter how ridiculous that might look. mcbride al-jazeera has an avatar at the tokyo game show. the.
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sport in reality here is peter. thank you very much team europe are on top against the rest of the world 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's very of 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 then of winning seven six seven six. earlier the twenty fourteen u.s. 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 forty although it was a close call with both states going to a tie break as well seven six seven six. and earlier austria's dominant team
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was up against american john isn't who took the first second american tie breaker 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 being powered into the semifinals in their first tournament since becoming woold number one the wimbledon champion in the forecourt here defeating caroline garcia six two six four at the w.t. event in tokyo in japan a twenty three year old spaniard now faces defending champion caroline wozniacki. in his playing days he was nicknamed now in the stands he is playing the role of diplomats the former tennis star is serving 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.
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anyway. germany's biggest football club on munich have been held to a draw in the latest in this league fixture despite holding a little lead in the first off for robert levin the penalty gave by in the lead and robin doubled the advantage before half time but opponents hit back in the second half maximilian all over and daniel did davi both scored to ensure a two two draw. the names of living are messy cristiana rinaldo and name are on never far away from the debate of best player in the world and all three of them were shortlisted in the best mains play a category on friday for the twenty seventeen best fee for football awards all of these three players only ones club manager has also received a nomination in the coach award category that would be real madrid's in it in the champions league winning boss is nominated alongside chelsea's antonio conti and
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massimiliano a legacy of you ventus the award ceremony will take place in london on the twenty third of october here you go 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 secure from january when the club's fifi impose ban on registering new players and after atletico were found to have broken rules regarding the transfer of under age players competitive both dancing continues to struggle for credibility with sports fans this is despite it being recognised 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 america is in ask about finding out first hand whether it should be classified as a sport or not. dancing tambour stein it's something that can land you
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a gold medal at the ask about game but these participants still feel they are not accepted as that because that's the feeling of maria who represented many stan along with a partner nikita. nancy is not and is a sport. such as some movements in music music and dancing and also dancing is a very fast move it is not easy to get with music and the technique for the informant i was studying for years some song. because if it should dance for six years 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 downs practicing now was the day they have been building up to these games for years from personal experience having tried it myself i can tell you it isn't easy but one of the main
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arguments against sports is similar to those levied against figure skating and other performance based sports the result is not quantified by points scored or by a clock instead subjective interpretation of judges is what counts. but turkmenistan's team coach feels that those leading the sport are doing what they can to count a negative perceptions. you know if droughts 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 you tell us right now and then maybe a. few hours later it is moving like an
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ex-parte attorney seventeen maria may one day get to live her dream to have malik al-jazeera. and we'll leave it there for now coming up again later. and you can get more details of course on all these stories on the web site al-jazeera dot com has some sick is going to be here in a couple of minutes with more on all the stories i'm not markets and buy from. a new level of luxury has arrived. an experience that will transform the way you try. our impeccable service remains but now comes with breaking heat is a. revolutionary business clients. the altar for the sea
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