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they share a common roof and together dream of a german future. welcome to germany cafe vald loved a witness documentary at this time on al-jazeera germany is electing a new parliament polls suggest angle america is poised to win a fourth term as chancellor of europe's largest economy with crises in the e.u. and president trump in the white house some call merkel the leader of the free world but the voters here agree watch al-jazeera as germany decides. china limits fuel exports to north korea increasing the pressure on kim jong un.
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has i'm sick of this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up at the un world leaders condemning and mass treatment of revenge of muslims but on the myanmar bangladesh border the crisis shows no sign of slowing. the death toll from mexico's earthquake approaches three hundred searchers say they will not give up hope for survivors. thousands in puerto rico moved where hurrican maria has damaged the dam. in the last hour china has confirmed it is imposing limits on oil exports to north korea that's after new sanctions by the u.n. last week that included few import restrictions it's also banning imports of textiles one of pyongyang's last major sources of foreign revenue the textile ban goes into effect on saturday china is north korea's biggest trading partner and the
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country relies on it for much of its imports on friday u.s. president donald trump praised china for raising the financial restrictions i made a friend in china president xi and yesterday he basically took the banking industry away from north korea never been done. never but. that's based on relationship relationship is very good but we're dealing with somebody that will figure he may be smart he may be strategic and he may be totally crazy but you know what no matter what he is we're going to handle it folks believe me. well joining us now via skype from hong kong is joseph chang americas professor of political science at the chinese university of hong kong is also the founding president of the asian studies association of
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hong kong good to have you with us so what do you make of this latest move then by china will it make any difference. well china of one of the demonstrators is support of the world community's petition to push through any north korea from continuing holding nuclear carriers and not on perm long range missile tests if barry or spill ations were in the united states and it wants to show cooperation with the united states and therefore if it is willing to give is thought through both of you need you know you and security council to impose sanctions on north korea but at the same time it doesn't want to ruin the north korean economy it also understands. economic sanctions alone you will not be able to push on to give up is nuclear program and the long range missile programs as you can see
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china will continue to supply for all of both crude oil and the fine oil products to not korea roughly at the previous level but have both of the ducks and of can the central soul you know has also agreed to stop importing katsav products from north korea as well as our own oil and other and been real products as much as we do is getting not of koreans foreign currency supply but aging understands that such economic sanctions alone will not be able to stop not korea's nuclear program all right so if it's not economic sanctions alone and as you say china doesn't want to push north korea too hard to the point where the regime collapses then then what is the solution. well from china's point of view and also from russia's on the view basically you have to push north korea
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to come back to the. negotiating table ols are of the grand bargain deal that is to say you have the. demand for normal diplomatic relations the united states for a government from the united states not north korea and certainly a certain amount of rather large amount of foreign aid which china and south korea you know also the are willing to help out at the minimum both china and russia poles that the united states and south korea to stop is military exercises and that are not career success is nuclear attacks as a gesture of goodwill to generate the entrance here for more constructive solutions good to speak with you joseph chang joining us in hong kong thank you now or hinge
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or muslim villages are still being burned in myanmar that's according to amnesty international the group claims new satellite images and videos show smoke rising from the hinge of villages and this goes against the claims by own saying su cheese . that military operations there have ended around four hundred thirty thousand refugees have fled to camps in bangladesh in less than a month as the numbers rise near the border fears are growing that diseases will spread which on a whole is in cox's bazar in bangladesh so joe what is the situation there either. the situation is pretty dire and getting worse in many ways has in the certainly in terms of numbers that continue to grow while there are improvements evident the ground in terms of the aid operation nevertheless they don't aid agencies warning
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that the camps here in southeast bangladesh face the possibility of a public health disaster if help isn't scaled up massively and very very quickly at the moment the local n.g.o.s are doing everything they can there are a number of international n.g.o.s on the ground you do see daily improvements in some of the camps of the closest to the main road there is only one main road where . mobile health clinics are springing up latrines being hand pumps installed bringing up ground water but there are some seventy camps here and many of those camps are completely inaccessible rain water flowing through them pulling in places mixing with raw sewage ideal conditions for the spread of diseases water borne diseases in particular like cholera now m.s.f. doctors without borders they've been here pretty much from the start sounding among the loudest warnings they say the daily they're receiving adults on the brink of death from dehydration that's pretty rare you expect to see that in children but
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not in adults so that gives an indication of the state of health of the population and warning that one small event could lead to an outbreak but maybe the tipping point between a crisis and a catastrophe. and aside from that from the di humanitarian situation. there is a kind of a war of narratives if you like with the myanmar government saying one thing about what's going on. and the ranger who've been flamed there giving an entirely different story. well it's impossible for me. to independently verify. only yesterday we were in one of these cans watching smoke. up into the air from just across the border above the tree line possibly coming from one of the villages on the me on my side and certainly the reports that one hears from people who have been here at midway in this area who've been here for a week or more is that those sorts of events are very much ongoing on the ground
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people here have no intention of even thinking about going back on the current circumstances but on the actual border line and will be traveling there this afternoon there are new arrivals all the time we hope to be speaking to some of them later to hear their stories of what is going on on that side but certainly the visual evidence we have from here that seem to contradict what the authorities have been saying that they've been no clashes no violence on that side of the border since the fifth of september for the moment john hall there in cox's bazaar thank you. a message in rescue crews are not giving up their hope of finding survivors three days after an earthquake killed at least two hundred eighty six people rescue operations been extended for an crews are helping sift through the rubble is a live picture you're looking at right now of the search and rescue operation that's underway in the mexican capital more than fifty buildings collapsed in
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mexico city when cheesed a seven point one magnitude quake struck alan fischer has this update from mexico city. all the rescuers have for the first time started to use pneumatic drills which means that able to cut through the concrete a lot quicker this has been a difficult operation is all about essentially peeling away the lead of deadly to get to the people that they think are trapped if used thermal imaging cameras and dogs and the think that these think there are six people trapped in the building no six people alive and trucks in the buildings there are forty three families here waiting for news in the last couple of hours three families have been called forward which suggests that the rescuers in the building have been able to make contact with those who are trapped or be able to get names and then able to speak to the families to see luke we might have them do news for you but this is a really difficult operation and it's causing some tension here people who have been watching this for the last three days and there are concerns that it taking so long but the reality is this is
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a difficult operation to conduct because the building that essentially pancaked there may be some theories with those six people are trapped but it can take and that makes it difficult for all the rescue we've just been told we have to drop the ball in here because that means there's some noise in the building itself that the rescuers listing for those who are trapped in rubble to make is an indication of where the mine also give them an opportunity to get to those who are trapped here to for the moment and we just i know just what rescuers continue with the work inside. the tens of thousands of people in puerto rico being moved over fears a dam hit by hurrican maria will break. at least six people were killed when the hurricane hit the island on wednesday almost thirty have been killed across the caribbean and that number expected to rise the u.s. national weather service issued a flood flash flood emergency over the structural integrity of the quater harker dam authorities are evacuating two towns downstream and
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a guy has more from the puerto rican capital san juan. what we're talking about the go atika dam which is about an hour's drive north west of here officials say there is a crack in the dam wall and 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 in 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 sun one seeing how people are coping without power. the only comfort rosie o. reese cole can give to her infant son is a mother's touch. her one month old baby has a respiratory condition that means he needs constant care and attention so georgia's children's hospital remained open through the hurricane but were c.e.o.
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is now worried about what happens when she has to leave i have to go to my house eventually because they will need the space and maybe he doesn't have a car criteria to be in the hospital but my concern is that when i get home i will not have electricity i cannot get any 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 half. our employees will not be able to drive back to work so. power everything will come back that won't be easy officials say electricity may not be restored until sometime next year the kids of puerto rico's recovery then it's restoring power but it's more than about clearing fallen trees or getting
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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 room for two hours this is the last of the diesel when the generator fails this business will close. really big 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. puerto rico is already facing a financial crisis but its failure to invest in infrastructure is now costing it daily and the gallagher al-jazeera san juan puerto rico. still ahead on al-jazeera where in barcelona where pro and anti independence protesters take their causes to
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the streets. in the u.s. another setback for the republican party's effort to repeal a barack obama's health care law. from cool brisk nose and few months. to the woman tranquil waters of southeast asia. welcome back as we look at weather conditions across the levant and western parts of asia it's all looking fine may just be the odd shell the southern side of the caspian sea buffington run should largely stay dry and fine temperatures still around the forty mark for baghdad and iraq and kuwait city but had through into sunday temperatures like you wait on the rise of anything very warm here so across the eastern side of the mediterranean also looking draw and sunny with twenty seven hours of my swim in beirut the arabian peninsula. we've got
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fine conditions from mecca medina temperatures in the low forty's on the other saw the potential of temperatures in the upper thirty's but the humidity values here of course a lot higher no change in temperature as we head through into the start of the working week into southern portions of africa we've got fine weather for the most part may just be the odd shower working is what a way along the east coast of south africa and into mozambique cool for durban there in one thousand johannesburg stand up at twenty eight degrees celsius but heading on through into sunday is fine across all the region thirty four the high wind took in the central parts of africa a lot of showers away from south sudan through towards cameroon some showers further south in japan and a circulation of low pressure in parts of west africa will give some heavy showers for. the also some big downpours and in liberia the weather sponsored by cattle race. facing the reality. is that they have not does not belong to them it belongs to the international community getting to the heart of the matter they can
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understand the chinese leadership as an enemy of the state. on how does. this time. i really feel liberated as a journalist about. getting to the truth as i would that's what this job. hello again you're watching ideas in a reminder of our top stories this hour china is imposing limits on oil exports to north korea that follows new sanctions imposed by the u.n. last week that included fuel import restrictions it's also banning imports of textiles want to pyongyang's last major sources of foreign revenue china is north
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korea's biggest trading partner and the country relies on it for much of its import . the search for survivors of mexico's earthquake has been extended as crews refuse to give up hope of finding more people alive these are live pictures of the rescue efforts the seven point one magnitude quake struck central mexico on cheese day killing at least two hundred eighty six people that number is expected to rise. tens of thousands of people in puerto rico are being moved over fears a dam hit during a hurricane maria will break at least six people were killed when the hurricane hit the island on wednesday almost thirty people have been killed across the caribbean that number expected to rise. a pro and independence protesters have met on the streets of the catalan capital barcelona that's before next month's vote on independence from spain the central government in madrid is trying to stop the vote
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karl penhall reports. the spanish flag flying on the street to pass a load of cattle and flag torn to shreds a cry for those citizens who oppose catalonia used it 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 there can be no half measures. the question of. it's is deeply divisive is fighting hard to calculate percentages for against due to lack of accurate opinion polls many define themselves as both cattle and and spanish you know look you know. i don't want a wall to separate us from spain all sponsors of my compatriots so i'm here to defend the unity of spain. it's a week until the planned referendum three opponents tampa's
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a frame. but this embrace she supports independence back spanish rule a sign that political foes can reconcile the we've come to heaven. there was a terrible decision it was to express this whole issue in the civil god having hearings and a series of great against the crew independence movement in the last few days. there's earlier in the day on the other side of the political divide freedom for six senior catalan government officials the guardia civil police arrested the million the week for their role in organizing the independence referendum in spain central government has declared the pilot illegal. this is nonsense that the spanish government is trying to criminalize politics. the boss alone
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a judge granted the catalan officials conditional release but they still face charges including misappropriation of funds and civil disobedience was. the pro independence clouds that picketed the court to pressure their release why are you here today we are here because we meet i wouldn't put you there was but others with equal passion oppose that dream and insist spain mr. main. culprit while just zero also known spain. president emmanuel mccraw has signed an overhaul of france's labor laws the measures which triggered mass protests make it easier for companies to hire and fire staff nikon's government has promised to cut unemployment from nearly ten percent to seven percent in five years.
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brazil's government to shut down roads and close schools in the country's largest favela even the army has been called in to intervene. as more. violence between rival drug gangs has led to this military helicopters above this favela security forces monitoring the streets of rio de janeiro hundreds of police officers have been called then the government says it's ready to send in many more very warming. up to ten thousand of our men could be called into action just like we did in our first operation for now because it's urgent we have mobilized the military police seven hundred men and is on its way if necessary more. roughly seventy thousand people live in the cities were sent her father ella violence is no stranger here but over the last year murders have increased eleven percent to just over two thousand three hundred the government says rival drug
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gangs are responsible for the bloodshed this is one of my sons but since last week we've all been afraid we go back and forth quickly while we wait to work with friends and go straight home no one's out on the streets there's real fear. the fear is so widespread some locals refuse to show their face on camera. i've lived here since i was born twenty three years ago i've never seen things like this i have seen other conflicts other operations other wars between rivals but having the army said to the favela that's a. now the government is trying to restore order it's flexing its military muscle in an attempt to halt a deadly spiral of indiscriminate violence. drivers won't be allowed to pick up fares in london from next month the company's losing its license to operate there london's transport authority says it is worried about public safety it says it has not been doing enough to check drivers' backgrounds or
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medical conditions who were accused london of being close to innovation it plans to appeal the decision or toby moses is a technology journalist for the guardian newspaper in london he says the move against google is long overdue it's a myth that before you became a long there was no other service in london for private hire apart from black cabs i've lived in london all my life there always been many clubs in london and maybe usually been taping them back cabs the difference is that we came in with a really impressive service that people wanted to use it was different it was revolutionary it has changed the way that people use taxis but in doing so and in lowering its price it's such an extent it's undercut lots of other services it doesn't pay its workers the living wage despite the fact that the cost of ruled that they should do is continue to appeal that verdict and it's a bit rich now for you but to claim that they're concerned about the jobs of this driver today refused to give them the rights of the course of said they should
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what's been so nice to see in this instance is that here fell and london are using the regulations that exist to challenge one of these big big corporations what too often is the problem is the regulations are outdated they're not the quick to deal with twenty first century business is the problem that being picked up on this time is to do with passenger safety it was only in august at the met pointed out that they've been failing to report their driver to have been accused of sexual attacks and where possible of course government must tackle these companies on the regulations that exist but going forward and with business every changing the developed technological advance is moving quicker than government can keep up with they need to be updating their regulations so they're fit for the twenty first century. our plans to repeal the obamacare health law in the u.s. have been tell dealt a blow by senator john mccain 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 is demanding more
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details on what it will cost and how it would affect insurance premiums trump was president trump was defined at a rally in alabama saying the bill will pass without mccain support they gave me a list of ten people that were absolute knows these are ten republican senators now john mccain's john mccain's list. 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 and i say we still have a chance to or we're going to do it eventually our bill schneider is a political analyst and public policy professor at george mason university he says
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the republicans have failed to fulfill their campaign promise on obamacare because of internal fighting. the bill passed in two thousand and ten without one single republican vote in support of that bill in either the house or the senate that's very rare in the united states major pieces of legislation throughout american history have had at least some bipartisan support this was a wholly democratic bill which made it vulnerable from the beginning and republicans have never stopped trying to kill it now they also are idiotically opposed to it because they believe it has too much government they don't like the idea of a government will have two of that much say over the health care system but basically it's partisan revenge fewer and simple there are many democrats who say the that obamacare needs fixing it need some improvements there are flaws in it and i think congress may try to pass some some measures that would make obamacare better that would make it work workable some parts of it are simply not workable and even
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president former president obama doesn't claim that the bill is perfect he claims it should be improved but at this point the spirit of partisanship the tribal warfare in the united states is so intense that the party simply cannot work together and really anything and. this is a real departure for most of american history. the latest cutting edge video games were unveiled at the annual tokyo game show convention a quarter of a million gaming enthusiasm expected to visit and one of the hottest draws in this year every hour of virtual reality well mcbride went along for pre. it's still all about the goggles but a whole lot more ever bigger hardware to enhance the virtual reality experience 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. but it won't kid a normal day now but i think people will expect experiences like this well are
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going to go. so real that you wonder if it wouldn't be better doing the real thing like cycling apparently not heresy and boring realities 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 and europe have been developing and japan is the only country without a big east port industry but that's changing with the value with the market expected to double by twenty twenty and talk of e-sports becoming a limp dick 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
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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. three d. cameras a turntable or 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. i'm not sure we can top that or try let's get around our other top stories now
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china is imposing limits on oil exports to north korea new sanctions from the u.n. last week included fuel import restrictions it's also banning imports of textiles want to pyongyang's last major sources of foreign revenue china is north korea's biggest trading partner and the country relies on it for much of its imports on friday u.s. president donald trump praised china for stepping up the pressure. i made a friend in china president xi and yesterday he basically took the banking industry away from north korea never been done. never but. that's based on relationship relationship is very good but we're dealing with somebody that will figure out he may be smart he may be strategic and he may be totally crazy but you know what no matter what he is we're
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going to handle it folks believe me. according to amnesty international ranger muslim villages are still being burned in myanmar it says new satellite images and videos show smoke rising from the hinge of villages this contradicts claims by me and ma leader aung sang suu kyi that military operations there have ended around four hundred thirty thousand refugees have fled to camps in bangladesh and less than a month mexican rescue crew curious are refusing to give up hopes of finding survivors three days after an earthquake killed at least two hundred eighty six people and rescue operations been extended and foreign crews hoping sift through the rubble live pictures you're looking at from the search more than fifty buildings collapse in mexico city in tuesday seven point one magnitude quake tens of thousands of people in puerto rico are being moved from their homes their fears a group as the headlines talked al-jazeera is next. if you turn your back on the
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