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number will grow as conditions worsen and the story builds fast furious and sometimes fatal. are risking their lives when people need to be head in the i dream about gambling and numbers i don't feel comfortable without that. al-jazeera has teams on the ground to bring you more award winning documentary and live news and online. a fourth term for the german chancellor angela merkel but she faces a very different politics is the far right make significant gains. hello again i'm peter told me you're watching al-jazeera live from our headquarters here in doha also ahead iraqi kurds refuse to back down from monday's independence
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referendum despite opposition from all the neighbors. it's a month since the beginning of the latest for a hinge a crisis will be live in cox's bazaar where hundreds of thousands of taken refuge. plus donald trump north korea chad and venezuela the list of countries whose nationals face a u.s. travel back. the german chancellor angela merkel has won a fourth term in office her victory was widely expected but she'll face a very different political landscape in the new bundestag convenes the a.f.d. party is the first far right group to win seats in the german parliament for more than fifty years exit polls project merkel center right christian democratic union party has won just under thirty three percent of the vote giving them two hundred
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thirty eight seats their main rival and current coalition partner the center left social democrats led by martin schulz got around twenty percent of the vote to a one hundred forty eight seats but the biggest change to the german political landscape is this the far right and anti islam alternative for germany a.f.d. well they got thirteen percent of the vote translates into ninety five seats the three other main parties won between nine and eleven percent of the vote but could find themselves in power as part of the coalition dominic cain reports now from berlin. it was a moment of celebration for the christian democrats confirmed in first place but for some it was a hollow victory they lost almost one hundred seats in this election so although and good america will very probably remain as chancellor this was a choice in
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a moment when that really was an oil for of course we are facing a huge test the f.d.a. entering parliament will carry out a profound ass's because we want to win back the voters of the f.t. by solving problems and listening to that and sometimes that's fair but above all through good politics. and there are many of those voters four years ago the far right alternative for germany party failed to win any seats in its first federal election campaign this time with an anti refugee anti islam platform it nearly tripled its vote and will be the third largest party in parliament. yeah mind it out because we've been given an electoral mandate and we will accept this electoral mandate with humility because millions of voters have given us their trust to carry out constructive opposition work in the german parliament and we will deliver ladies and gentlemen we will deliver. for the social democrats this was
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a disastrous election martin schulz led them to their worst result since world war two this week he and his party will now form the main opposition in parliament which means angle americal must now trying to form what's called the jamaica coalition after the colors of its national flag taking in the greens and the free democrats a combination that has never been tried at a federal level she it looked like and lament with the comforts of winter but if she really lost significantly and she needs the party what's lost most in this election in comparison to the last and. and so hopefully the c.d.u. will learn this lesson too that they have to change something because otherwise they will be defeated to the next elections. the first that for. sure this was the fact that something was going this trend might well be all that difficult it will be so much television and. there was a woman and sometimes the far right are not going to have just come from the bank
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of america so far as there being then government. was protesters have marched in cities across germany against the entry of the far right into the parliament now this was the scene outside the group's headquarters in berlin following the projected results in frankfurt demonstrators hell placards condemning the party's anti migrant policies voters in iraq's kurdish region and just an hour away from going to the polls in a controversial independence referendum the central government in baghdad still controlled of the region's international border posts and airports on sunday in an to support of the vote this also calling on foreign countries to stop importing oil from the region the prime minister body is warning the vote will have dire consequences with a leader who is shall be noted quote indeed i want to speak clearly with our dear kurdish people most of the problems in your region are local and not coming from
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baghdad and the call of secession will only make the crisis of economic and financial difficulties get bigger resulting from the corruption and bad management i want to direct my verse to the kurdish people and ask those responsible where has the money from oil revenues gone. well the president of iraq's kurdish regional governments must with me is insisting the vote will go ahead he says officials in baghdad to fail to live up to the promises they made to the kurds. and they have been continuing in threatening and humiliating now people the state the we agreed on should have been a state based on citizenship federalism pluralism multiculturalism and democracy but unfortunately the state we have right now in iraq is a theocratic sectarian state. hoda abdel-hamid has more from bill the capital of how to stop. this was the final tie we hear from kurdish president masoud barzani before the reverend takes place on monday and he had some very harsh words for the
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government in baghdad he said that the new iraq because participated in building and went willingly to baghdad for back in two thousand and three turned out to be practical and think tarion country he said the kurds they've all what they could they believed a key role in ratified the constitution back in two thousand and five but they did not get what they expected in return then he went on speaking about all the current problems with the central government in baghdad and he said that after the vote they will still be a time for negotiation that independence won't come on the next day and maybe it will take a year or two or even more depends on how good these talks with go but within minutes the prime minister either allowed by the gave us choice statement and he also didn't mince his words he said that baghdad when never accept the disintegration of iraq and that this referendum will lead actually to a creation of a racist and sick tarion state he then went on putting
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a lot of the blame on the kurds he said that yes they did not receive their share of the federal revenue but about a quarter of iraq's oil production at the moment is being sold unilaterally by the kurds and he then he went on saying that if a baghdad is going to take further steps he did not elaborate what those steps could be but he did warn that iraq was entering a dangerous zone and nobody knows what the outcome will be despite of all the talk of war between the two politicians well people here are getting ready to head to the polling stations monday morning about twelve thousand of those around the kurdish region and the disputed territories and also in the camps where the displaced people will be. but to cast their ballots there is certainly an upbeat atmosphere here kurds say that this is their time to express their opinion and to
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take their future into their own hands the u.s. has carried out and strikes on an ice or does it camp in libya killing seventeen fights has not happened on friday two hundred forty kilometers southeast of sirte the coastal says he was on souls form a stronghold in libya the strikes are the first by the u.s. in libya since president from took office in january jonathan crystal is a fellow at the world policy institute and an analyst on u.s. foreign policy across the middle east he says it's likely there will be more u.s. strikes than he has been much more willing to give the military a free hand i think if we think that trump has some sort of grand plan or for dealing with islamic state if they're called islamic state then we probably don't know trump very well but i think in libya it's a little bit tricky for him because after going after hillary clinton for so long on what happened in benghazi it would look very bad for him if any american
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fighters were lost there now obviously this strike on friday didn't even involve human pilots when i think you know damn well that not eager to get into a fight in libya but he will listen to what the military matters and as he devolves that decision making down to them on almost every level i think we probably will thing more strikes against the islamic state. the u.s. president donald trump has signed an executive order implementing new travel restrictions on people from eight countries now it replaces his original travel ban on people from six muslim majority countries the new restrictions are expected to come into effect on october the eighteenth. ok let's look at that dated travel ban president trump's original restrictions targeted countries the u.s. considered to have poor security they were sudan iran libya syria somalia and yemen
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now full travel bans are being placed on people from north korea and chad in venezuela restrictions are limited to certain government officials and their families and sudan has been removed from the list leaving eight nations with complete or partial blocks on travel to the united states the new restrictions are due to come into effect as we've been saying little to the end of october mike hanna is following developments from washington the presidential proclamation follows a global review of airline security senior administration officials say that new benchmark requirements were drawn up and then countries around the globe were given fifty days to meet these requirements the vast majority did however the eight countries that are now on the be restricted travel list did not they are chad iran libya north korea syria somalia venezuela and yemen now five of these countries were on the list that expired sunday however that ban will be immediately
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renewed the new countries on the list including north korea that travel ban will come into effect on october the eighteenth importantly though each of the restrictions is tailored to the specific country iran for example there will still be pieces permitted for students and exchange visitors in venezuela as case the restriction applies only to certain government members of the whole restriction on travel will be up for review every one hundred eighty days countries can be added to the list or can be taken off it. still to come here on al-jazeera the spanish central government steps up its measures to block a controversial independent spirit in catalonia. by the springtime flowers of a mountain late. to the first snowfall on
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a winter's day. welcome back no changes at the moment across the levant and western asia we've got to highs of about thirty eight to forty degrees for kuwait one of two showers on the southern side of the caspian sea i think tehran should probably get away with it drawing heavy on through into town which is probably coming up a little bit for kuwait city there forty four degrees baghdad still at forty two at that stage. fine still want to two showers are possible over the caucasus and across parts of turkey but generally for beirut in lebanon lots of sunshine highs of twenty eight here in the arabian peninsula is also on the way in the gulf states well the humidity is maybe dropping fractionally i think over next a week or so the temperatures will ease a little bit but usually the humidity remains quite high here until the first or second week of october on the other side of the potential the humidity isn't quite the same sort of issue if i said dry heat highs of forty one medina on monday on
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tuesday mecca coming in at forty two so let's head across then into africa in southern areas is looking generally fine we have got this convergence zone still going the risk of some showers across eastern parts of south africa and certainly more in the way of cloud but as we head on through into tuesday we should find that moving more towards a definite risk for durban but it should be drawing in capetown. the way sponsored by qatar makes. a great. blanket coverage follows ex-pats and politicians often platitudes and sound bites strong and stable leadership trying to play the media and shape the message in an age of simplistic narratives the listening post critiques the mainstream response today. this administration exposing the influences that drive the headlines at this time on al-jazeera.
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you're watching al-jazeera remind us of our top stories this hour the german chancellor angela merkel has won a fourth term in office in the country's general election but her conservative party suffered its worst result in twelve years. voters in iraq's kurdish region are about forty five minutes away from going to the polls a controversial independence referendum the government in baghdad is seeking control of the region's international border posts and airports. and the u.s. president trump has approved new travel restrictions on people from eight countries and you order now applies to north korea chad venezuela iran libya somalia syria
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and yemen. monday marks exactly a month since the range of crisis began in me and mass rakhine state a military crackdown has forced nearly four hundred thirty thousand people to flee to neighboring bangladesh journal looks back at the crisis and the humanitarian disaster it's that. it began on the twenty fifth of august. army reprisals in may and mothered followed attacks by richenda rebels sent thousands fleeing for bangladesh then tens of thousands then hundreds of thousands they arrived with little more than the clothes on their backs in a place that had not much more to offer. some suffered terrible injuries as they ran the gauntlet of gunfire and landmines to cross the border others fled torture sexual violence and random killings by the army and their rock and neighbors as
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their villages were set alight but they were safe at least in bangladesh. the min mark government of nobel peace prize winner and song suchi continues to deny what the u.n. calls ethnic cleansing by its forces but there is no denying the destruction of the hinge of villages in northern rock and state that have been their homes for generations these are their homes now makeshift shelters on hillsides muddied by the monsoon rains nature too has been unkind to the injured. a shortage of basic sanitation means the ever present risk of disease and aid efforts are only starting to meet their needs. the mixture of needs that are staggering together with the trauma that they carry from having witnessed incredible violence that mixture shock me profound that maybe this is the first
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that the un's refugee chief warns this crisis may be long yes we need to be ready for. a problem that could last for some time but we also need as the prime minister of bangladesh has said many times we need to invest in a solution to this problem we cannot simply ignore the fact that these people have a right to return. but min ma has never recognized their right to be there nor does bangladesh want the revenger to stay a people made stateless sand helpless by the arbitrary borderlines of colonial history. journal joins us live now from cox's bazar journal of the refugees still arriving. well the official statements coming out from the bangladesh border guard for instance to
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present picked up by the aid agencies suggest that flow has slowed dramatically and stopped in some places but that seems to focus on formal crossing points because we've seen ourselves in the last thirty six to forty eight hours as have colleagues of ours. that flow certainly continuing at informal points two hundred people or so in just the two hours we spent at a river crossing point on the nasa river on saturday night the night before last colleagues sort of thousands arriving on the cover of darkness and using up to ten thousand was their estimate and when you talk to these people the stories you hear suggest that there are many more thousands waiting on the other side of the border living rough in the forests living near the beaches under fire from the army certainly intimidated by them waiting for their chance to escape and wanting very much to do so and if you consider that still living inside myanmar is this entire number and more five hundred thousand plus range of people still there still
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a rock island state living in the presence of the military living side by side with the rock kind who just and hindu neighbors who are implicated in the violence they must be living in very difficult conditions so the possibility certainly must be there that this number increases over time how long are they expecting the aid operation to carry on its side. in short nobody can possibly say the aid agencies the aid operation is scaling up dramatically things change and improve every day more and more international agencies on the ground adding to the excellent work very impressive work quickly being done by the local bangladeshi n.g.o.s since day one but with that scaling the numbers the money required goes up to two hundred million dollars the u.n. talks about in a window of six months needs the needs that need to be met for six months but they must already be thinking longer term than that because there is no political solution inside said the bangladeshi government is anticipating
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a longer stay here and they're very nervous about that they are acting now to confine concentrate isolate this population of britain just refugees they don't even call them refugees mind you mind you in this area they've banned them from buying sim card so vital communication they can't be hired there is army patrols restricting their freedom of movement the message very much that if there is to be a long term huge presence of ranger in this tiny corner of southeast bangladesh then they are to be absolutely confined to this tiny corner of southeast bangladesh jonah thank you. it is a month since hurricane harvey devastated parts of southern texas place called port arthur was particularly hard hit port arthur is home to the biggest oil refinery across the united states and residents now are worried of possible toxic contamination she had pretends he has a story. when we arrived to meet community activist hilton kelly important
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architects as he was unloading a truck full of supplies donated by nearby houston's sikh community well good. just welding you name. plates it's estimated that between three and five thousand residents of this town have been displaced three quarters of the houses were inundated with water lining the streets like so many neighborhoods across southern texas piles of water damaged furniture thali and his family are among the homeless this was the moment he and his wife returned to find their home uninhabitable. and there is one international recognition of his work trying to improve the quality of port arthur a low income african-american majority community surrounded by petro chemical plants and refineries this stretch of the gulf coast is nicknamed camp fat ali due to the elevated levels of disease as a result of toxic emissions during harby the refineries admitted to this charging
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millions more pounds of toxic gases into the air as they shut down and burnt off the excess chemicals now kelly is worried that those who call this town home will be exploited even more as the coast rebuilds for example he points to this dump that appeared overnight in a residential area forty after all this garbage and debris stacked across the street from an elderly lady here who is on oxygen elated at. the scene of the house down the street on the corner there had a triple bypass heart surgery there. very little boy just one reason why people. because of contamination black mold contamination now we got mold spores. suddenly while we were there no attempt was being made to pour water on the day breed to prevent dust from spreading however for others matter insists there is nothing to worry about and this site will only be temporary kelly is skeptical but he does wonder whether the sudden attention port arthur is receiving
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is an opportunity to change things right here is the largest oil refinery. they put out six hundred twenty thousand per day every day. most of the people here don't touch that money at below the poverty line. i like. to look at ways in which you can help enhance just community. free reign to do whatever they want to. benefit from. however help we can he knows it's a distant hope that all the attention will transform pulled out of support. not least because of the trumpet ministrations determination to weaken environmental emission standards even if she ever counts the older zero. it's been six days since a seven point one magnitude earthquake devastated mexico city and surrounding regions killing more than three hundred people as you have to continue for those believed to be still trapped alive under the rubble but thousands more mexicans are
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without a home al jazeera is heidi joe castro now reports. with the government estimates of more than a thousand buildings seriously damaged by tuesday's quake in mexico city it's the lucky ones who still have a home. and his wife and daughter escaped only with their lives will go up when we would about to eat then to for all roles like d.c. the game because that there was a stock we couldn't get out again to for all roles and it'll open. the family is now among the thousands of people staying in shelters many here suffered injuries from the quake but it's the invisible wounds that cause more worry they don't know where they'll go next. morning it was i'm very nervous very nervous i'm almost in shock. the shelters director says more people will become homeless in the
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coming days. thousand of dealings are still being inspected many more will be demolished. and then there are the hundreds of lost pets that are also in need of shelter volunteers have gathered them in the city park and organized an adoption effort to find these animals temporary homes until they can be reunited with their owners that even. he doesn't have a color because he was in the house and escaped he's been lost since that day. while some hope for a happy reunion others are saying goodbye this boy is giving up his cat because his family is without a home for a city that suffered so much the loss seemingly small feels unbearable. castro al-jazeera mexico city now a court in mexico has ruled search and rescue efforts must continue for another
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five days at a damaged apartment block in the capital it was one of more than fifty buildings that came down and there are still signs of hope across mexico city a dog was found alive under rubble six days after the quake struck to end it in indonesia where a volcano alert has been raised to the highest level more than thirty five thousand people in the resort town of bali have been moved to temporary shelters seismologists of one that mount a gang volcano could erupt for the first time in fifty years the last time it's a ruptured it killed more than eleven hundred people. it's a week to go until residents in catalonia seek to hold a band vote on whether to separate from spain catalans defiantly posting yes signs across the region john hendren is there catalans are building a growing movement in perhaps a nation the government of spain has branded these pro independence signs but making these children women. that even have
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a pain in the baby after that army are very very very different and we want. our freedom yes. spanish police have banned the october first referendum on independence and confiscated the regional governments ten million ballots so catalans printed these in spanish and in their own language we don't have spain we actually love their culture and all but i know we are free people and we. live in the midlands catalans handed them out and posted pro independence signs as the region's most those police who refused to take their direction from spain look on here all the wold not want to be free their cars are strewn with flowers by thankful locals some draped in what they hope will become their national standard because spain his outlawed the referendum there's been no real campaign here this spanish government office is as close as you get to
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a no campaign headquarters and cattle on officials who have urged people to vote yes have found themselves in jail and face charges as serious as sedition which carries a fifteen year prison term all for urging voters to cast a homemade ballot we have to vote but it was not bus about you thought of the people about the shows so i don't know why though god i cannot vote yes or no. at the ports it's the spanish flag it's unfurled by proud nationalists don't do that we can't allow them to say that catalonia is not spain as a castle and all my life i feel very spanish and i will always on my homeland which is spain here more than three thousand spanish national police and civil defense forces are housed in cruise ships and ordered to stop the referendum whether catalans vote to build a new nation or whether the movement they've built falls apart will be decided on october first john hendren al jazeera barcelona. well catalans took to the streets
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of us alone afraid different calls on sunday to all know the city's picture. and saying to the annual celebration is always accompanied by the construction of so-called human castles many of those who attended the festival carried pro independence from. now we have some phenomenal images for you as seen from space these pictures of the aurora borealis the northern lights were taken from the international space station the phenomenon occurs when electrically charged particles in the magnetic field of earth collide with atoms in the upper atmosphere. top stories from al jazeera so far this hour the german chancellor angela merkel has won a fourth term in office in the country's general election but she is admitting there will be tough negotiations ahead before she can forge a new coalition the conservative party suffered its worst result in twelve years in
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power following a surge in support for the far right party when that's really what's annoying of course we are facing a huge task a.f.d. entering parliament will carry out a profound asses because we want to win back the voters of the air by solving problems and listening to the lorry and sometimes that fares will go to politics. voters in iraq's kurdish region are about half an hour away from going to the polls in a controversial independence referendum going to show you live pictures now from the autonomous region where voters have been queuing up outside polling stations despite strong opposition from the central government in baghdad the baghdad government is calling on foreign countries to stop importing oil from the kurdish region. donald trump a signed off on new travel restrictions on people from eight countries it replaces his original travel ban on people from six main muslim nations the executive order
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applies to north korea china venezuela iran libya somalia syria and yemen sudan has been dropped from the original list. president trump has tweeted about his expanded travel ban saying making america safe is his top priority he says people who can't be safely vets it will not be admitted to the us america is carried out as strikes on an iso desert camp in libya killing seventeen fights as it happened on friday two hundred forty kilometers southeast of sirte the coastal city was isis form a stronghold in libya hundreds of people continued to make the border crossing every day into bangladesh exactly a month since the start of the range a crisis in million monster rakhine state the united nations says nearly four hundred thirty thousand granger refugees have escaped to bangladesh so far they've accused the me and mom military of rape and ethnic cleansing. those are your headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after the listening post i'll see
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you in thirty minutes but i. swear every u.s. . hillary clinton in her own words on feel like she's stunning morning is also refusing to accept blame for being on the wrong and the biggest political upset in fact hillary i don't recall how it was nothing but major media failures i don't think the press to hear god oh wait a second about what i don't like it with our god given right now i have. a lower mature disappeared and you're at the listening post here are some of the media stories we're tracking this week is it too soon for some modern historical revisionism hillary clinton and her take on the coverage of her fair.

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