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hello i'm rob matheson this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes and the war of words between the u.s. and north korea no sign that either side is willing to back down. across an iraqi kurdistan but the way forward for iraq's kurds remains unclear. i've got a daughter you have to live in this world the route between u.s. president donald trump and american professional athletes continues. and from texas to the caribbean the struggle to recover from a devastating series of hurricanes. north korea's foreign minister has accused u.s. president donald trump of declaring war and says his country now has the right to shoot down american warplanes the accusation is in response to
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a tweet by trump that north korea's leadership quote won't be around much longer unquote if it continues its rhetoric diplomatic editor james bays has more. as he left his hotel heading out of new york north korea's foreign minister really young ho addressed reporters with a statement that further ramps up the tension with the u.s. . last weekend trump claiming that our leadership wouldn't be around much longer and hence at last he declared a war no country or do you like the more that given the fact that this comes from someone who is currently holding the seat of the united states presidency this is clearly a declaration of war his latest comments go further than his address to the u.n. general assembly two days earlier he was clearly responding to president trump's tweet after that speech in which he referred to little rocket man and warned they may not be around much longer he also referred to u.s.
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show of force which took place just before he spoke on saturday u.s. fighter jets and b. one bombers flying close to north korea's eastern coast but still over international waters can be will be years when. since the u.s. declared war on our country we will have every right to make can a measures including the right to shoot down the united states strategic bombers even when they're not yet inside the airspace of our country throughout. the foreign minister. that many things last week and this week and that the japanese ambassador to the united nations among those who wouldn't publicly dignify the comments of the north korean foreign minister with a response diplomats are hoping there can be a poor's in the war of words bartz with the constant provocations coming from north korea and the instant replies on twitter from president trump that seems a little unlikely james bays out jazeera at the united nations where the u.s.
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government says it's not seeking to overthrow north korea it's also rejected pyongyang's characterization of president trump's tweet as a declaration of war. we've not declared war on north korea and frankly the suggestion of that is absurd and it's never appropriate for a country to shoot down another country's aircraft when it's over international waters our goal is still the same we continue to seek the peaceful nuclearization of the korean peninsula that's our focus doing that through both the most maximum economic and diplomatic pressure is possible at this point ok i think nobody is joining us live from seoul cassy obviously the u.s. held those bulmer flights along the coast of north korea a day ago when all this was beginning to kick off tell us about south korea's intelligence on north korea's response to that show of force. yes the national intelligence service here has been briefing the parliamentary intelligence
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committee and saying that north korea did not take any countermeasures in response to that fly past and it appears that the north koreans might have actually been taken by surprise by this flight that happened around midnight at that their radars didn't seem to detect it and in response after the fly past north korea has moved planes and beefed up its defenses along the east coast now despite this rhetoric that we hear from the north korean foreign minister talking about the right to shoot down the planes what we're hearing from south korea's intelligence is that it appears that north korea also would prefer to avoid any conflict or confrontation that it seems that soldiers along the demilitarized zone that separates north and south korea on the northern side they've been told to report to higher commands before they take any kind of action so the language that we're hearing is this tough talk but perhaps in practice they are preferring to follow that chain of
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command and avoid any accidental military clashes right. here as you say of course the talk nevertheless is still tough how is that being taken and interpreted by the south korean government. well the south korean government wants to deescalate the tensions and try to tone down this language they have often said that they do not seek regime change they avoid the kind of insulting language against kim jong un that we've heard coming from donald trump the u.s. president and the south korean foreign minister has been speaking in washington here's a little of what she had to say indeed it is very likely that north korea will conduct further provocations and under these circumstances it is imperative that we korea and the united states together manage the situation with a stooge and steadfastness in order to prevent the further escalation of tension or any kind of accidental military clashes in the region which can quickly spiral out
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of control there cannot be another war in the region kathy back in august south korea's president said that there would be no war upon the korean peninsula without south korea's consent and the government would prevent a war by all means but obviously this rhetoric is making things very very tense for how difficult do you think that's going to make it for the south koreans to try and manipulates our finance the situation in that area. well it's certainly a balancing act for them rob they don't want to send the message that they will tolerate any provocations coming out of north korea and we've seen an escalation of missile launches the latest nuclear test in south korea wants to send a strong message to north korea that it will react in the form of international pressure in the form of sanctions and south korea's president moon previously had
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been talking about the possibility of dialogue but in the wake of the latest nuclear test had said under the current circumstances dialogue right now is impossible so it is sending a strong message but at the same time not wanting to ramp up to the point we heard there from foreign minister a kind of accidental military crash i think a lot of the fear is about a misinterpretation of this escalating rhetoric coming from north korea and the united states so behind the scenes south korea really still has to push its u.s. ally to consult with its government before taking any kind of military action because of course we hear often from analysts that if the u.s. were to attack north korea it's likely response would be to attack this country south korea and in particular this city soul which is home of course not only to millions of south koreans but also u.s. troops and u.s. ex-pats for those things very much of the. hundreds of kurds in northern iraq have
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taken to the streets of bill to celebrate the end of voting in a controversial secession referendum. seventy eight percent are more than five million eligible voters have turned out to cast their ballots the votes are expected to deliver a comfortable win for the procession campaign although it's not binding referendum is fiercely opposed by iraq and its neighbors which fear it could provoke conflict . has been speaking to kurds about what the historic vote means to them she's got more from bill. it's a day. they had hoped to see in their lifetime so eager to be defers to cast their ballots suzanne was so excited about the referendum she had a restless night that is to first time she's been able to vote. i am so happy i wanted to be one of the first ones here i only slept for three hours this is a historic day for us it's not the first time voted but he too was in early he does
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his blue finger was pride. i have voted in presidential and parliamentary elections but this is the most important one because it's about independence. everyone arabs syrians you know everyone who wants to live in freedom. similar scenes will be repeated around the kurdish region people streaming into polling stations however they could areas where kurdish president. has a strong foothold so happy today. also went to despite fears it could further. than arabs nearly half of the city's population who feel they have been marginalized by the kurds so this is the ballot paper the question. areas outside of
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the. state. everything on the ballot is written in three other languages arabic assyrian and turkish the regional government sending a message that the future kurdistan state will be inclusive. but william benjamin is not convinced he's an assyrian christian and has voted no. the same interest in us and other political events before this referendum is just a way to lure the minorities we respect their promises but until now they've not respected all rights and every reason the history of this land excluding all part and it's the kurdish president has said that it's time to end a failed partnership with baghdad a message that resonates among kurds who hope that this is the day that they write what they consider to be a historical role but by taking over the disputed territories but is only now faces
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those who feel history is repeating itself this time against. one under some and has been following developments just over the border in turkey were opposition to the poll has been strong. as iraqi kurds took part in their historic vote here on the iraq turkey border the symbolism of conflict and russia earlier on the turkish president using hostile words again and accusing the kurdish leadership of opportunism this is what he had to say. our armed forces are on the borders with iraq to do whatever it takes iran is well will do whatever it takes our air force stands ready we will never allow anyone or anything to go from turkey to iraq this week we will adopt so many other measures to close the borders nothing to go across the border. after the president spoke officials
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clarified what he said saying that there was a list of actions which was being rolled out over the coming days if not weeks the president also went on to say that the oil flow from kurdistan that's more than a half a million barrels of oil a day in the pipeline that runs through turkey could be stopped just like that and what would the kurds do then who would they sell their oil to now the prime minister but naleo the room also spoke he was more measured calmer in his tones and he said that the exercise here was not to be read as an act of war as confrontation with the kurds he said that there could be dialogue but he also was bitter about what the kurdish leadership was doing suggesting that in bad times they'd been helped out and now this he said that there could be small or possibly large action from the military but this would be on measured ground location focused as
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it is with syria he also said that the number of other measures may be taken that issue of the border here and whether it's closed is slightly unclear but it could be that it will be closed in one direction first and the other later on that along with other measures which could not only hurt the kurds but also hurt turkey with its economy. alison ayers president of the turkish heritage organizations he's joining us from new york thank you very much for your time what are turkey's concerns about this referendum and what do you think might happen that would provoke a military response from turkey so in turn key believes that the territorial integrity of iraq and same is united states united nations and other contraries so if there's a separate it's. in the north. really bad example for the
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other areas including in syria so turkey is concern is that the real be a split in the region and this is not this is not going to be acceptable turkey is already warning the northern iraq leadership for many weeks now now fortunately this surf around them was done today and we'll see a lot of measurements against kodesh regional leadership within a few days as we've been pointing out this referendum is non-binding and even those who've been organizing it admits that the creation of a kurdish state is a long way down the line how accurate do you think are the suggestions that the response by turkey and iran and the other neighboring countries is basically an overreaction. i mean it is the bars and you said this will be
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a start so it'll be a go to the independent way for northern iraq saw turkey iran the administration they don't want to separate. in the region saw i mean turkey is right. in this issue because. of other groups in the region is an example iraqi took months living in the region and it's not fair for them as well and today turkey's foreign minister said if something happens to. turkey we'll take a military action against norden leadership and and also economical sanctions is on the table from the side and it's going to hurt the economy in the region right now currently touring can northern europe is so into eight billion dollars trade and this trade deal. damage because of the results of the
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referendum so i mean this will not be good for the region i mean the issues going on and this will hurt more as well as fighting against isis we'll be other problem sounds of splitting separate movements in the region as you just mentioned there is a significant amount of trade between turkey and kurdistan if that trade goes surely it's going to hurt turkey to some degree at least if that trade with kurdistan disappears. correct i mean turkey is already discussing to cut the pipeline coming from northern iraq to turkey they think they can distribute to all of the northern iraq so this is going to harm the northern iraq leadership as well as the border turkey's talking to shut down the border also air space these are these these will
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be very negative for the northern iraq their loss of. travel to the region from turkey i mean it will not be good for for the future in the region so turkey is talking with other neighbors to be seen on the page and as i said turkey is not going to take military action along there talking with the bug in the situation same with iran so you might call abrasion. move forward on this problem i just one final question sir briefly if you don't mind given the circumstances that we're in given that the referendum has been held and it does look as though the vote is going to be up held what does turkey require now from kurdistan and from baghdad say to roll the situation bike and make it make it less tense and more acceptable to iraq and the neighboring countries. well it
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seems like northern iraq k r g right now they are going to do their way and turkey and the neighbor including bother in the restraint we'll take a different approach on this i don't think barzani if you listen turkey iran or other neighbors even united states also said this is an acceptable result of the referendum so all of you might see a different approach flow globally and make more pressure that ok you have the referendum but don't move forward. what i believe is we'll see more of measurements against northern iraq and this is going to hurt the people of northern iraq in the near future i said i've got to get your views on this thank you very much indeed for your time. by the more add on the news hour including we'll look at how the anti immigration a.f.d. policy gained a foothold in the german elections plus. i'm down with why they're in europe why
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when now the production and sale of marijuana means legal the stigma attached to it is disappearing but problems still remain. u.s. president donald trump's row with the national football league has stripes to its face today dozens of n.f.l. players coaches and even some owners have joined in protests against tom's call for a boycott he suggested players who knelt joining the national anthem what disrespecting the u.s. flag all reynolds has the latest. president donald trump's feud with professional american football players moved from stadiums on sunday to the u.s. capitol on monday to step what he said about these men. and what they are doing these mostly like men but also like. they use the term.
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as though. it is beneath. should be the need. of the president of the united states of america the dispute began last year when san francisco quarterback call him caper nick initially refused to stand during the playing of the national anthem he said he was protesting police brutality and the killings of african-americans by police officers. last week trump used a vulgar epithet to denounce players who also refused to stand during the song urged team owners to summarily fire them and then called on fans to boycott games of teams that refused to do so but on sunday hundreds of players either risk. used to stand linked arms in solidarity or declined to come on the field until the anthem was over people say it's encouraging patriotic it's unpatriotic of the
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president not respecting our right players in other sports also knelt during the anthem several team owners voiced support for players exercising their right of free speech as did democrats in congress people are forgetting like colleen kaplan it did it from the beginning it was not to be disrespectful of the flag or of america it was about first amendment rights and also people being killed in the streets black and brown the white house fired back it's always appropriate for the president of this country to promote our flag to promote our national anthem and ask people to respect that some football fans saw the quarrel as an unnecessary distraction we're here to see a game that's what we're trying to do just watch a sporting event you know from our everyday lives and just relax and have a good time. the anthem also known as the star-spangled banner was written in one
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thousand fourteen to celebrate a victory over invading british forces near baltimore it was made the official national anthem in one thousand nine hundred thirty one it celebrates the american flag which plays an outsized role in the u.s. compared with most other countries and a patriotic symbol those symbols are meant to promote unity but they are now tokens of division further incited by a president who seems to revel in controversy robert oulds al jazeera hilary shelton is the director of the washington office of the end of a c.p. one of america's oldest civil rights organizations and he's with us live from washington d.c. thank you very much for being with us do you think that we're going to see these protests stay within the world of sports are they going to spread out into the more public arena. i think we've seen the protests already spread beyond our fields of football and other sports arenas as we've seen marches and demonstrations in places
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like st louis missouri and california texas and other places around the same kinds of issues mr capital has been lifting up and that is the mistreatment of african-americans by law enforcement either taking their lives unnecessarily of the hit by the cases of michael brown in and trayvon martin or whether thinking about other issues and whatnot that affected the african-american community the demonstrations have been out on the streets in the sidewalks prior to this and it's good to see these issues lifted up by somebody like mr cafferty who is of course a professional football player how much of these protests in the public in the public arena are promoted or provoked if you like by what's been happening within the world of sports or is this just a continuation of a feeling that's been on the streets for a long time was a continuation of what's happening in our streets in our neighborhoods and across our country when mr kaplan first began talking about why he as the term goals took
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in the it was to show a protest to how african-americans were treated by law enforcement that is our police officers in our neighborhoods our highway patrol officers on our nation's highways and byways and other places throughout our country how much of this is turning into a split between the way that people regard to the u.s. national anthem as a symbol of patriotism and. one about how holding the first amendment rights to freedom of speech are the two distinct things or are they actually bolted together . well that everything we do is bolted together to that first amendment to our constitution which of course is freedom of speech that is that every american has a right to say whatever they want to say what's on their minds as long as there's something this done without violence all the controversy so certainly the questioning and challenging of government has always been a major key and that freedom of speech as i think about mr kaplan as he got again
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went to take a knee it was because what he saw was happening there was being done by government as you know our police departments are part of our government they are controlled by our local our state and our federal governments and they are carry out the responsibilities there so if you think about it along these ties they're tied together being able to say what we think and what we feel and what we believe in whichever form we'd like again even questioning and and raising up issues of discrimination by those same law enforcement officials or any other part of our government one final question sir if i may and briefly if you don't mind how much of these protests are being done by people who already felt very strongly about the issue of race and racism in the united states and how many do you know how much of it do you think it is people who would not necessarily have had an opinion a strong opinion about it all may have had an opposing opinion about it but are
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being prompted to do it because of the way that donald trump has spoken to sporting stars in the united states. i think the most of the people that are doing it are doing it because they recognize that nothing has been done to actually repair these problems that african-americans and other people of color are still discriminated against they're our law enforcement they're supposed to be responsible for providing protection of all americans as our constitution guarantees equal protection and equal opportunity under the law by not doing either hilary shelton director of the washington office of the end of a c.p. thank you very much indeed for your time at least six of the u.s. presidents most senior advisers have been named in media reports about the use of private e-mail accounts for government business donald trump's daughter ivanka it was mentioned as well the former chief of staff runs priebus and former chief
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strategist steve bannon on sunday lawyers for trump's son in law john of course no revealed he had used a private account and that we clintons use of a personal e-mail server when she was secretary of state was often criticized in the lead up to last year's election in the u.s. a third republican senator has come out against her party's latest effort to repeal former president obama's health care law that for means that republicans once again lack the votes to eliminate obamacare collins said she opposes the bill's cuts to government sponsored health care for the poor she also objects to sections that would make insurance an affordable for many people with chronic medical conditions she says the congress should focus on fixing obamacare as floors. as german politicians analyze the results of sunday's election many are wondering how a far right groups surged into third place german chancellor angela merkel won her fourth term but the anti immigration a.f.d.
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party seized one million votes from her conservatives that visited the eastern city of dresden to find out why. from the beginning he's just twenty five but he's already risen up the party structure julian visa and joined the f.t. or alternative to germany when it started four years ago now it's grown to become the third largest party in parliament it's also being called dangerous and democratic and racist as. i see the f.t. as a respectable conservative party with plenty of liberal ideas it's going to great lengths to represent this you point and drive clear line between itself and far right attitudes that's the only way it can be successful. here in the east and in eastern germany the party has solid support in fact in this region saxony the f.t. received more votes than any other party frank born locally just after the second world war says many people here feel neglected by the traditional parties but the
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a.f.p. has also been boosted by chancellor merkel's decision to let in hundreds of thousands of refugees two years ago here b i n one i think asylum seekers and immigrants are treated better than people on low incomes and the f.t. brings that out into the open. given the a.f.p. success here you'd think it would be easy to find people who voted for it but you'd be wrong quite a while trying to find an a.f.p. supporter will explain their choice to us but we simply haven't found anybody who like mitt on camera to voting for the party but what about in the working class suburbs here we did find one unashamed voter. i feel left behind but never understands me that was disturbing me this couple say they didn't vote but think many people back to the f.t. for reasons other than immigration against it i think it was just a protest yes. and when i asked foreigners living here if the success worried them
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was typical. whatever happens i think germany will remain a good country it will be you main refugees whoever is in power. that's certainly a hope shared by a majority of german voters what's less clear is how much pressure the newly strengthened will exert on the government to. al-jazeera dresden still ahead and al jazeera nearly a week after a devastating earthquake searchers are not giving up hope in mexico city. dana frustrated me and me off a little bit is the fact that he's now he used for he is the sports platform to try to divide us n.b.a. star le bron james sends a message to u.s. president donald trump testing times in american sports.
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through trying. to use and if it. had a tropical depression that never developed much more than that went across high now and yesterday and the clouds you can see has gone across into vietnam a lot of rain came from that in six hours not form and we just fell off the coast but that's going to dissolve disintegrate and do is down just to make people rather too wet in northern thailand and probably myanmar in the next day or so and vietnam still got the feed of the moisture jesting more showers on that because there's a big gap and to pick up shanghai under the green is repetition of rain has been falling recently more than a month's worth in one day fell a couple days ago which of course is the problem shanghai. lies developing once more so i think the potential for fed is going to be realized it's. the south of forty one is forecasting fuzhou that really is quite outstanding in hong kong
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thirty four degrees otherwise so fairly dry they do expect the rain bands to be going south this time the and indeed they are still plenty there in the philippines now increasingly through malaysia and they should get fairly daily no job as it is likely to get a few showers and if you're in singapore used to it by now as to thailand yeah it's still wet. the weather sponsored by cat time. counting the cost germany's outlook it's europe's largest manufacturing economy but is it in the slow lane when it comes to the digital economy we'll talk to swiss re about ensuring for climate change plus can we stop companies from using our internet data without knowledge counting the cost at this time on al-jazeera.
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claiming pyongyang has the right to shoot down american bombers the white house has dismissed the suggestion is declared war as absurd. hundreds of kurds in northern iraq have taken to the streets to celebrate the end of voting in a controversial secession referendum central government in baghdad says it won't hold talks with the kurdistan regional government about the results the votes expected to produce a comfortable win for the procession campaign although it's non-binding. u.s. president donald trump with the national football league has strived to into a fifth day more players coaches and owners joined in protest against trump's call for a boycott he says players who refused to stand for the national anthem should be sacked . cambodia's jailed opposition leader ken sockeye challenging the legality of his detention and arrested before an appeal court so he was arrested earlier
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this month and charged with treason he's accused of plotting against the government of prime minister hun sen with the backing from the u.s. and other western countries human rights groups have condemned the arrest well james gomez is. international's regional director for southeast asia pacific is joining us now from bangkok thank you very much for being with us for those of us who are not following cambodia as politics politics and the latest in that why is this is so significant. well i think essentially what we are seeing is an example of cambodians courts of injustice pacifically that came so cascades the fact that he's not been brought for his pretrial hearing is very significant and he has essentially been you know held and arrested on trumped up charges polly men as removed impunity from him and the thing is he's not even
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physically present. to challenge his case so international you know considered this is a travesty of justice what we want these and media and unconditional release of him so however what's happening to him so he's part of a synchronized pattern of what's happening in cambodia in the last few months several ministries such as the ministry of interior the ministry of information the ministry of home affairs i see one of the general department of taxation have singularly in jointly moved to opposition party activities. the free press and n.g.o.s for example. the situation room a coalition of election monitoring n.g.o.s. what simply forced to disband orders from the ministry of interior interior citing and geo lost similarly several n.g.o.s were also called in for questioning due to import from the general
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department of taxation and yes sources of funding and finally n.d.i. was forced to you know shut his office from a directive from the ministry of foreign the presence on so you see class pattern of you know civil society groups involved in election monitoring you know being taken to task similarly media groups as well as you know suffered the x. ministry of information. literally pressured the shutdown of almost twenty radio station for the ever critical broadcast of the horns and regina the cambodia post was also you know built you know some of the six point three million dollars and it also then voluntary because even though he tried to sort of negotiate on me to get some form of payment you know probably what it brought and finally coming back to the opposition politicians case as we know today in the past sam rainsy
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again under threat another point of concern and to watch out for he's a political party law you will see that there is a series of posters that the cambodian national rescue party is on fault in support of himself calling for immediate and unconditional release. and that poses could run fall of the new political party laws that prevent the use of images and icons or individuals that i or who will run for all of the law james gomez honestly international regional director for ciphers and forgive me sir. for interrupting you i do apologize but time is against us but thank you very much indeed for being with us. u.s. president donald trump says puerto rico is in deep trouble after being hit by how to can maria he tweeted that the u.s. territories billions of dollars of debts to the wall street and banks must be dealt
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with the governor of puerto rico is calling on washington to urgently address the needs of the caribbean island policy reports. thousands of stranded tourists and puerto rican filled the international airport hoping for seat on a commercial airline to get off the island many of the passengers are frustrated because of the lack of food and water under the sweltering heat. sleeping on the floor without air conditioning it's horrible and i have to sleep here again it's very frustrating. that frustration also extends to other goods and services such as fuel supplies puerto ricans have been queuing for hours for petrol to supply their vehicles and generators. doctors and nurses are also struggling as they try to treat thousands of patients lack of fresh water is expected to increase gastrointestinal diseases and viral infections. the number of patients is
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increasing and more people are getting injured as they try to clean up. there are also long lines at some grocery stores but there aren't enough supplies and. we hope to receive more emotion so we can provide for our customers. our supplies so we can give something to everyone to extend what we have left meanwhile the u.s. government has started sending in relief supplies but it's estimated it will cost some thirty billion dollars to fix storm damage in a territory that was already coping with empty coffers and seventy billion dollars in debts. zero. out of him area has killed more than forty people across the caribbean and most of those deaths were reported on the tiny island of domenico. his own door is there. approaching domenica from the shoreline the first signs of a battered country on shore at the port the picture is clear. when the cruise
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frantically unload water some of the first aid to reach the island all week but as we'll find out later it's not nearly enough a group of dominique and sue live abroad have reached the island to rescue family members bring in supplies and they get a first glimpse of a home landed ruins i love this country i mean you know i it's devastating for me was. he at least knows his family is alive but not everyone is so lucky they started going through. a loss i lost my niece my niece my brothers and not any good to go going to show i haven't seen my daughter. grow. old girl i don't know what to say with both airports shut down people crowd the gates at the
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port to try to get on one of the few ships evacuating people out and piss is why in this neighborhood near the capital everything is gone schools homes roads it's all badly damaged some beyond repair the people of this island nation of seventy one thousand are desperate some still in shock you know and i have to think it came up with a vengeance the hurricane destroyed the power lines there's been no electricity for a week supermarkets are flattened leaving little food this seventy eight year old man hadn't eaten in days. right you know there was no no shop nothing will get anything. that the who went to get it to go. up to. eight operations are still in the early phases but it's
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clear domenico will need the world's help to rebuild not for days not months but for years but that can wait water can't hear they're thirsty and in this neighborhood bottled water finally arrives given the nature of the destruction it's almost like the country of domenico no longer exists and in some ways it doesn't once a small but vibrant island nation buzzing with our culture music and life all of that is now gone the entire country has been reduced to a debris field. the heart of any country is not its buildings or roads and it dominique their will is being tested in ways no people should ever have to endure but will is all they have left. dominique their. time is running out for people believed to be trapped under rubble after mexico's
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quake the seven point one quake struck a week ago devastating the nation's capital and surrounding regions the death toll has surpassed three hundred and continues to rise but some families continue to believe their loved ones may be rescued alive i did jocasta reports from mexico city. the sign reads adrian you are a warrior your family is waiting the twenty six year old had just started his job in human resources two weeks before the earthquake he was working on the fourth floor of this office building when it collapsed i spoke with his family two days ago when his brother expressed optimism because they would be leaving his find there he with get out of the problem here will be risky. but now after a week of waiting their faces show anguish the families the police have understandably no longer want to give interviews i did speak with
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a mother off camera with tears in her eyes who asked what would be the use she says in the early days they spoke with the press hoping it would bring one resources to the rescue and now that it's time for courtney overweight she says they just feel drained. the family's vigil continues at the makeshift camp as more bodies were pulled out overnight still some forty names remain on the list of the missing. and the problem is that i like the family wish we could work faster but they must understand the risks we have to weigh the risks against the possibility of reaching possible survivors meanwhile donation centers once packed with volunteers who stood shoulder to shoulder have been doubt much of mexico city is returning to school or work but for these families desperate for a miracle life may never be the same heidi joe castro al-jazeera mexico
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city. two months ago to go i became the first world country in the world to legalize the production and sale of marijuana more people than expected registered as official buyers and sales have shot up but now a new industry is facing a threat no one predicted that was one of the reports from the capital montevideo. this is nothing new it's just that mary won there is now after a long campaign totally legal in europe why the business has been booming we think that the risk is worth. the risk as the final result of that will be the respect their right to love. to have a plan. of their houses and the smoke if they want each registered user can buy up to forty grams a month from their local pharmacy but you know guys banks are now threatening to close the accounts of those pharmacy selling the drug stopping they use of plastic
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cards they say they're under pressure from u.s. banks which by u.s. law cannot trade with any company linked to the illegal drug industry. we see an absurd situation the financial situation is being penalized with strong legislation which is not in place in canada or the u.s. but this has nothing to do with drug trafficking it's totally legal. europe weiss's the us has got it wrong there mary on our industry is now legal delegation has been to the u.s. to put their case where the industry is looking at selling outside the bank system . system is now strongly regulated very controlled the state is heavily involved so that's why we feel it would be easy to show that we have nothing to do with drug trafficking or money laundering business is being done illegal enterprises controlled by the state. he says pharmacies a queuing up to sell marijuana but the financial obstacles have been removed this
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is normal and is legal as growing tomatoes a backroom backstreet industry is emerging from the shadows and taking its place in mainstream europe one society those involved say there's no going back to. europe one uses say legalization has seen the illegal drug trade with used or the stigma attached to marijuana is receding. now you show you going into a business premises which is open to the public so now you're not in danger. the mood still has opponents both here and abroad but you know growers and smokers say merry want to use is now so normal many a wondering what all the fuss was about. their al-jazeera montevideo. bosses apologize for past mistakes as the firm fight citizen by london not to renew the taxi service license chief executive. promised changes after the british
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capital's transport regulator deemed unfit to run why did an open letter he said while obama has revolutionized the way people move in cities around the world it's equally true we've got things wrong along the way on behalf of everyone and over globally i apologize for the mistakes we've made. still ahead an al-jazeera in sports a top italian football administrator receives a one year bond it is going to be here to tell you why.
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when it's time for the sport here's peter. thank you very much donald trump's attack on american sport and its athletes has entered the fourth day the u.s. president issued several tweets on monday re iterating his position that criticizes athletes who kneel during the national anthem around two hundred n.f.l. players nelson all sat while the anthem played at fourteen different games on sunday originally it was used as a protest against racial inequalities but on friday trump had called for players who engage in the gesture to be fired the sport of nascar has been praised by the u.s. president several nascar team it is said over the weekend that they would not tolerate the role of not standing for the national anthem demographic studies have shown that nascar has a predominantly white following. but ball players and coaches have added a voices to the debate to cleveland cavaliers stanley bron james did not hold back
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with his assessment as powerful what they are is after these are gone you know we've had the first baseball player to do it two nights ago i believe it was and two nights ago that's the phenomenal so and i commend his guys and i commend everybody is just trying to make a difference because it's not about started. as we need to get it it's not about the dishes speck of the flag and our military and everybody has made this world free it is about equality and people have an. option and the freedom to speak upon things that they feel that's not in just. each one of them. has the right and the ability to. say what they would like to say and act the way they like to act and they have our full support. and no matter what they might want to do or not do.
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is important to them respected by us and there's no recrimination earlier i spoke to jules boy koff who is a professor of political science at pacific university but weak of sense the notion that sports and politics do not mix can no longer hold true this is unprecedented it's historic and you know i think it should be the death now of the mayor that politics and sports don't mix if we've learned anything over this past amazing weekend of athletes speaking out is that politics in its words do mix whether people like it or not this and them protests started to challenge the ideas around racism in the united states structural inequalities and we don't want to make sure that the discussions of the discussions of donald trump don't derail us from the issues that athletes are very concerned about to remember collision of politics and
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sports and football officials in qatar are hoping the gulf cup of nations will go ahead in december the tournament between the eight gulf nations is due to be held in doha but remains in doubt due to the blockade of several neighboring countries a summer binge of aid was at the door. the names have been drawn and the games are set for the gulf cup that is due to happen in december in qatar but this event organized by the arab gulf countries for ball federation is not sure whether four out of its eight members will take part but organizers here tell us that they are confident that the event will take place on time in december and they are hopeful that all of the country her part of this association are going to take part but this is not the first dominant we have a lot of tournaments. we have a lot of championships water championships and this is just. so when you talk about spitting and lots of betting this is against was the number tata saying the sport can bring all missions together so it's talking to talking about nations
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about neighbors so it's easy to bring neighbors so i hope sports can bring all the neighbors together over into the rules of the game if less than five nations take the decision goes back to the executive committee whether this tournament will need to be postponed or canceled altogether but we spoke to the a minute federation and they are positive that this event should happen and it is going to bring back the unity into the gulf council which seems to be at odds with each other. the three countries. so. they're trying their best to solve the problems. in quake itself but we'd love. to be with us because he's one of the major founders of this tournament the gold cup of nations goes back to the one nine hundred seventy and organizers here in qatar are hopeful that this tradition will continue despite the blockade upon
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them and sportsmen here who say that when regular diplomacy formal diplomacy fails they hope that sport diplomacy will prevail. the presidents of current six time italian city are champions you venters has received a one year ban for his role in the sale of tickets to a fan groups on the rare agnelli was also fined twenty three thousand dollars while the club itself received a fine of three hundred fifty six thousand dollars agnelli was accused of helping sell tickets to ultras several of whom have links with all denies to crime the tickets within resold for a huge profit ultras are renowned for the intimidating behavior especially towards opposition teams and fans that often spills over into violence in tennis the sea is u.s. open women's champion sloane stephens suffered a shock first round the face of the wu han open the american lost in straight sets to wenchang of china on monday chang winning six two six two. and
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a group of surfers got a huge fright as they competition was interrupted by killer whales this video was shot from the shore in the icy waters off a no way the killer whales also known as orcas circled two of the competitors and you can see one of them paddling in a panic to get away. glad it wasn't me that often are more sport later some residents going to be here in a couple of minutes of madness and buy from. the sky what they should be no borders up here. only horizons. as an airline with don't believe in boundaries we believe in bringing people together the world's better that way. it is a right for all of us to go where we need to go to feel with things we want to fail
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