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exposed. frank. from. it's impossible to write the size and scale of the economic crisis it's not just about the trillion dollar debt it's not just about the banks it's not just about the government. we're. live from studio fourteen here at headquarters and. welcome to the news from iraq have voted and they have voted resoundingly from the rest of iraq but even as the
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official referendum results come in the kurdish people and their government a feeling the heat. off international flights to the semi autonomous region and i'm demanding the airport be handed down. also on the grid the long journey for women to get behind the wheel in saudi arabia. finally ending a ban that's been a symbol of female oppression and the ultra conservative kingdom but what does it mean in a country where god. gave man power over women in so many other ways we'll be looking at that and also in the rainforests of south america as the hunt goes on for the killers of up to twenty people in brazil they were members of an amazonian tribe one which had no contact with the outside world. twitter is planning to double its character limit from one hundred forty two hundred eighty some say it will give more meaning. more to the. by the
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way everything i just. streaming online through you tube facebook live and. percent ninety percent of iraqi kurds who took part in that controversial referendum have voted in favor of breaking away and forming their own country just seven percent said the head of the electoral commission announced about forty minutes ago and look at the celebrations these pictures coming in from. though we must point out that the celebrations may be short lived. as the rest of iraq and its neighbors around on the kurdish regional government with talk creasing talk of threats and consequences. results the latest threat is a possible ban on international flights landing at ports. and
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those who voted no are two hundred twenty four thousand. seven point seven percent thank you and the result will be approved by the federal court. so you're looking at these live pictures coming in to us lots and lots of celebrations this announcement made in. the regional capital and we've got. it for us to talk through this one. as we say absolutely resoundingly and under usual circumstances the kind of result that you couldn't ignore but.
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you will see. the result does not come as a surprise to many. today for this moment. when we're. going to have. a was. and i was thinking. maybe. i was.
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president. more about what might happen here because. i don't think what i can hear is that in my mind i think we've all stuck communication to her unfortunately we will leave her there will go back to the live pictures that we've been looking from and that's what i'm saying that people have come out by have celebrated they are celebrating this and why wouldn't they with ninety two percent as we've said about voting going in favor of seceding from iraq but as we were just about to discuss with. there is sorry much more to come here the iraqi government opposes this all the regional governments oppose this as well and so you have to one. about what sort of pressure will go on now that the vote
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has actually come through in the meantime though it is time for celebration and it's nice to see these because isn't it coming out of iraq signs of celebration like that so many as we say in northern iraq. now how we got back to home i don't think we have unfortunately we've not go back to what i've done on the new try and reconnect again a little bit later here's a thought can iraq's kurdish region be an independent state simple question with an i suspect complicated answer the inside story team had a look at this in tuesday's edition elizabeth purana was hosting that one you will find inside story in the show ring section at al-jazeera dot com and i've just been told. i was going to ask you was about i guess the future here as we say this in certain senses tell me more about what sort of pressure the iraqi central government and indeed other
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regional governments are going to be putting on the kurds now. and they were very happy with the results and then i said what's going to happen next. they said we're going to have a lot of problems and i said why. because of all the threats coming from the central government in baghdad and also from regional countries they said that they were following. that. regard. to international airports. authority has informed international carriers that fly. starting friday fifteen g.m.t. all international flights. several carriers have
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a ready. their flights come friday we also know the parliament. has. take over. back depending on which way you look at it. so called this. are now under control of the kurdish forces and the referendum happened there and once we get the breakdown of who voted where it would be very interesting to see what was the churn out there and what was the percentage of you know there because that would make president. kurdish president much stronger you know disputed. something that according to the constitution had to be by the end of two thousand and seven so we're ten years later so and then there's the issue of threats about. taking international borders of the kurdish region. back of the federal government technically they are
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. even if the forces there are kids. the. passport control and customs officers and all of that they do come under the umbrella of the ministry of interior so it's it's not very clear what the prime minister i. mean but certainly. they're in mind that a few days ago it was announced by iran that. it closed space. to and from the kurdish region thank you hala good to talk to you. there in erbil. details on screen you can get in touch with us with the hashtag a j news good have heard from ahmed already on facebook i wanted our regular viewers hi mamadu who's summed it up pretty nicely actually said could the united demand for freedom as per the referendum is normal but to avoid battlefield and bloodshed it is essential i think we can probably all agree with that that was on facebook newsgroup the
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whatsapp line is open as well as plus one seven four five i one triple one four nine comments questions contributions send them all in to us let's move on now it's high court has sentenced for prime minister yingluck shinawatra to five years in. problem is at least from the court of the prosecutor's point of view is that she's not even in the country and her lawyers say they have no idea where she is on and military government has been chasing him in the courts since the government was ousted in a coup back in twenty fourteen when hey with our report now from bangkok. under thailand's military government gatherings like this are banned but there was no stopping some supporters of young election of what who gathered outside the supreme court in bangkok. i came here to give support knowing that i may not show up because i'm a supporter of the shadow us because of them at one stage as able to forge a better life the judges took four hours to read the decision before the former
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prime minister's legal team emerged to confirm a guilty verdict and a five year jail term. i don't know how to feel we have. a quarter stand it's judy to deliver the verdicts at legal time with allies have verdicts again how we have fought this case and see if we can appeal in. the case centered on the rice pledging scheme it was a populist policy that helped party win the two thousand and eleven election and sort removed in a military coup three years later after widespread protests the scheme so far has paid above market prices for the harvest the court ruled that you knew there was corruption going on but didn't act to stop it she failed to show for the initial court session to hear the verdict last month after leaving the country two days earlier it's believed she's either in london or dubai where her brother also a former prime minister thaksin shinawatra lives he too was removed in a coup in two thousand and six and sentenced to two years jail for abusing his
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power he was also out of the country at the time and hasn't the prison term. there's no doubt the shinawatra and their party still enjoy a lot of support around thailand but there's unlikely to be any significant mobilization of those supporters following this verdict since the military coup in two thousand and fourteen that saw the young like government removed from office the military has clamped down on dissent and opposition voices. the shinawatra believe they are victims of a campaign by the establishment and military to remove them from politics for good . they support his may have been largely silenced but they refused to give up. i don't know what's the political future is but the people always support the shit of what the party will always vote for the poor thai party with a without a shadow what's the verdict means that depending on the political situation you know what is unlikely to be back in thailand for a long time if at all wayne hay al jazeera bangkok now we're going to talk about
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the. story we cover a lot here the exodus continuing in some pretty staggering numbers which is what we want to focus on i'm going to level with you i was going to do a video on this but we've had a little technical problem so i'm going to go pretty old school here and i'm going to rush out the number for you so what we have at the moment is the united nations estimates and we have a look at my screen here that there are close to half a million ranger who have fled in the past month escaping what they call a brutal me and me offensive now. let me see if i can maybe go a race that now the estimates of written back in two thousand and sixteen is that they were between one point one million and one point three million living in rakhine state ok so that's the total number and they have suffered generations of discrimination in last october if you stay with me again we have eighty seven thousands who fled to bangladesh and that was in october so really we're
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talking about some very very big numbers you know i know i'm making an absolute mess of this but what we're basically saying is that in the past months. if we add those past month numbers to what happened last year million miles total numbers of i have hearts in just a year the video we've explained it a lot better i know but basically we're talking about a lot of people here in the biggest estimate right now is that we're talking about about half a million people who've had to flee anyway they head of the u.n. refugee agency of labor grandy he spoke today having just returned from bangladesh where he saw from self how bad things are the combination of. limited health facilities who are sanitary and hygiene the conditions and the overcrowded sites you can well imagine he is a recipe for disaster in terms of possible epidemics unicef and probably
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a char working with the government to the ministry of health in stepping up. immunization campaigns but the risks remain very high the other. the other striking feature of this particular refugee flow is. the trauma that these people carry with them i've spoken to several women who had been raped or that had been wounded because they had resisted rape and most likely those are those who are survivors because other had been killed or many of those survivors are accusing me of raping women and girls the government is denying it but it's also refusing to allow international observers in to investigate john howell has more from the pile on in bangladesh. two sisters twenty five year old me and twenty two year old aziza share their story of escape from me and my both
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say they were raped by soldiers. the military tortured us they murdered our parents even our sisters they took us to the jungle they pushed us down on the ground there were two of them they raped me and then i became unconscious. some people came and rescued us and took us to a group of people who were going to cross the river to bangladesh but they wouldn't take us in the boat as we had no money we told them either you kill us or take us with you. it's estimated that more than a third of nearly half a million refugees who arrived in bangladesh in the past month of women and young girls i've met survivors myself who've told me their harrowing stories about how one sister was gang raped and killed in front of her how one was raped and then a baby was killed in front of her they have experienced its extreme amount of pain
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trauma being fled some have walked for days not even if you say trauma it's an understatement they are severely traumatized. it is of course impossible to verify the stories we've been told but those n.g.o.s are hearing this sort of testimony every day now as this vast population of refugees slowly gains access to health and counseling services but despite the best efforts of aid agencies the task of reaching all those in need is nowhere near complete the sisters have had no direct help. we are young girls where can we go we don't have anything left they killed everyone only my sister and i are alive. whether or not sexual violence is being used as a weapon against a fleeing really injure you something that may be proven in time when dissident and
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sang suchi was fighting for democracy in myanmar she's on record as saying that rape was used systematically by the army against minorities now as the country's leader she's had nothing to say about the latest allegations nor has her government granted access to international agencies to investigate jonah how al-jazeera bangladesh ok right well john as report was on i've had another run at these numbers to make more sense so in the past month five hundred thousand have fled in october of twenty sixteen when there was another operation going on eighty seven thousand feet but that's from a total population of one point one to one point three million so we are talking over half of that population leaving the country leaving rakhine state since october twenty sixth they are just extraordinary numbers right hopefully that makes a little bit more sense you ok now life on tuesday came the surprise announcement that women in saudi arabia would finally be allowed to drive yes it probably sounds
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unbelievable to you that they weren't allowed in the first place but saudi arabia has remained the only country on earth which forbids women from getting behind the wheel today still lots of chatter about it leo want you to take us through some of it because this is a lot of them if you're a drug it has been huge and it's continuing to grow there's a lot of excitement but there's also a lot of people that say it's about time analysts use of air he tweeted saying breaking in saudi arabia to join the twentieth century in june of next year others though believe it's far too soon for jokes like refuse she says as long as the rights of millions of muslim women remain subject to the whims of male monarchs driving around is at best fake freedom we spoke to a man who works in saudi arabia and he agrees another big tract. about women driving entirely based just that they acted you don't mean towards women i think kind of rude and obnoxious too with women so that is to change
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a big mindset is to change a cultural shift in saudi. this means more independence for women which is really really a good thing so i think will benefit the whole society so let's hope it will be works out for the better many activists of course supported the decision and welcomed the new order while others opposed it they were using the hash tag in arabic translated into english it says people reject women driving but perhaps most importantly of all women inside saudi saudi arabia seem quite excited about this move especially online they're sharing videos of their current mood they say mainly of women stunt drivers and female music video personalities and this has been a long time in the making it wasn't always like that our colleagues at a.j. plus looked into. yeah you know. go in at them look at a lot of them. and
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. in this one of them are. this unity and world of communal logic where you know mother used to live on the holding of. one point yeah i'm a bias. let alone one of the sort with no other than my own to suffer the most of the you know what our policy has. i'm all for the fun of my meal and i love the suffering a little something out of the midst of the hand i must get up. and now. they just. go away and i tell you who are not over.
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there you have it all you want to know what you think of all this you can write me directly or as always you can use the hash tag. yes thankfully and do sentencing questions if you want just in a moment we're going to be speaking to human rights watch about this if you've got any questions quickly send them in right now on facebook twitter or whatsapp so yes the rule is being changed we know that but it is just one small step saudi arabia in the words of such human rights organizations remains one of the most repressive societies in the world human rights watch explains that women must get permission from a male guardian before they can travel abroad get married or even access government services like health care and punishments for breaking the law via the palestinian power who was sentenced to eight hundred lashes and eight years imprisonment for allegedly blasphemous writings he was initially going to be executed amnesty also says that just in january of this year there were forty seven executions most of them beheadings and those put to death including juvenile offenders so that just
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gives you a bit more about what else is going on in saudi arabia here is a big i'm now women's rights researcher on middle east and north africa for human rights watch joining us from london thank you for your time today. and how much of a step forward is this because this is i think what leader was making the point before the step forward be it's about time and the really something more needs to be done here where do you think it's. well firstly this is actually a huge victory for the women's rights activists who have been campaigning for this for more than two and a half decades now these women have who have campaigned for this have been subject to arrest who have been harassed intimidated they've spent time in prison for this right to drive on an equal basis to men now the the decree itself when it was announced wasn't a decree that said that women could drive tomorrow they said that women would be allowed to drive but in june two thousand and eighteen and it's said that within thirty days a committee will come up with rules to help implement this decree now that's where
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the caution has to come in while we do herald this victory and the question is that with these in these thirty days we don't know whether the committee is going to try to enable women to drive or they are planning to restrict women's right to drive which means that instead of allowing women to drive on equal based men they may in fact face an a larger restrictive nature of the rules than men will want mixed in with more i mentioned a few other things there are a lot of saudi women still can't access i mean what. what do you think could happen next or is this sort of almost a bit of what i want to say a p.r. stunt because it's something it's clearly been going on but also it's something which began as a lot of attention at one point when saudi arabia is not getting the best purpose. the driving issue has been one small part of a much larger issue of discrimination against women the big part of course is the male god in your system which is the biggest impediment for women's rights in the
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kingdom so while that still exists driving will only do so much for women's freedom so women may be able to drive independently and go to set and set in places but they still will have to when it comes to traveling abroad they still need the male god is permission in order to obtain possible that god is permission so woman who's his widow who may not have a husband but they're sixty five now seventy but they have a son they still have to turn to their son now for a number of critical decisions about their own life so those that system still exist in reality now there was an opportunity back in april when the king decreed that the government agencies who have been imposing rules on women to seek god in permission but doing so without any regulation ought to stop doing that at the same time the decree called for all god government agencies to submit their rules and guardianship to the to the authorities and that they would review them but that deadline passed in july and we have heard nothing since so it could be that while
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they providing for the driving issue we are yet to hear whether or not they will actually dismantle the main system of discrimination against women which is the male god and ship system rottenberg and thank you so much for your time much appreciated today on this very important topic if you go back into the al-jazeera cards on the story go back to two thousand live and you will find this fantastic read from saudi activist. that was when she and another prominent woman minimal cherie reignited the driving debate which is actually started way back in one thousand nine hundred ninety it was overshadowed by the first gulf war this is a great read saudi woman june seventeenth is probably the search terms to use for that one and you'll find it around zero dot com. ok remember a lot of students who vanished in mexico three years ago well if you're watching on facebook live you're going to get a look back at that and a look at some new information that's emerging. and then still to come on the news grid the fight between aircraft makers that threat britain's future trade hopes
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with the u.s. involved canada as well we're going to explain all of this in just a moment. how the caucasus appears to be a meeting place now of the cold winds blowing out of russia and the warm system exists for the south and result is this large news shows not much to see the numbers it will develop and here is cold enough coming out of russia and the mountains high enough to give a bit of snow the first we've seen i think this auto mostly they were talking about rain showers from georgia across probably to the north of iraq in the next day or so they tend to fade out as a one day event and then friday looks a lot drier south of that of course it's still sunshine the temperature forecast in baghdad is below forty thirty eight now and of course it's cooler the further west you go particularly on the coast and it is raining it's also slowly cooling down in
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western society was still talking about forty or forty one and the still potential for cloud you know some manton's of saudi arabia may see the flash of lightning that's possibly even true in yemen because of much lower chance that when it was say a couple of weeks ago humidity is slowly dropping around the gulf states as well but about thirty degrees thirty eight degrees is the maximum now in doha and abu dhabi unless you have by day than was the case asked for still around about thirty but the chance of the heaviest giving much stress on our it's a much reduced chance. witness
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documentaries that open your eyes at this time on al-jazeera. al-jazeera. every your.
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headlines around the rebel common what's trending is there or is the kurds says they're under pressure after the independence vote which the result we did get free of ninety two percent in favor of. the rest of iraq twenty more there on the revenge of the qatar gulf crisis and potential military options in north korea that is what's trending right now at an interview with dot com. we've got a bit of
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a business story for you now concerning the airline industry nothing to do with ticket prices or fuel or airspace this is about the construction of the airplanes we all fly and so boeing the american plane manufacturer it's been unhappy with its canadian rival. because it says they're getting unfair subsidies from the canadian government unfair because that allows you to sell planes cheaply to u.s. airlines and boeing of course with much preferred those airlines bought homemade planes the thing is the u.s. commerce department now agrees with boeing and is suggesting a two hundred twenty percent tariff on to each of those canadian planes. daniel lac in toronto to explain this a little bit more hi daniel how is this going down there welcome i would say outrage is not too strong a word to use the canadian foreign minister has said it's unacceptable the premier
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of the french speaking province of quebec where bombard is basically the mainstay of the private sector there are tens of thousands of employees and said it's a very arrogant move by the united states and speaking earlier not today but be expecting this decision the prime minister justin trudeau said it really endangered plans by canada to spend five billion dollars on fighter jets from boeing why would we do business he asked with a company that is suing us and trying to shut us down it's also causing problems in britain because this c. series aircraft it's a one hundred twenty seater aircraft competes with the boeing seven three seven and the airbus a three twenty it's manufactured partially in northern ireland it's the main private sector employer there thousands and thousands of jobs dependent on it and two reason may is said she's bitterly disappointed in donald trump's america for actually making this decision what has to be said this is a preliminary finding by the u.s. commerce department there's a lot more to do before a final decision is made early next year and the canadians are confident they have
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ways of challenging this this sort of thing arises all the time in the aerospace industry they think they can get it at least lowered if not wiped out but it is a bit of a blow daniel if i put my old counting the cost hat back on briefly our member body has had troubles in the past what do you think all of this means for and you've pointed it out on the limb a gym major private employer. well the thing to tell you is that probably the americans do have a point i don't think the canadian government or the government of the province of quebec can deny that they have somehow subsidized the production of this aircraft in fact quebec the province of quebec a very big government of thirteen million people twelve million people rather they have actually owned half of the program to produce this jet auto why has lent virtually interest free money hundreds of millions of dollars to bombard yeah this is a company it's been in trouble now for quite some time it developed the world's first snowmobiles yes no more bills what's more canadian back in the one nine hundred
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thirty s. and now it's our only global aerospace player it produces many many planes for export smaller than this as well as a whole range of trains trams subways and so on this is a company that's been in trouble this was a plane that was supposed to get out of trouble and it's denied the u.s. market it doesn't look good for bombard you thank you for that dan your lack in toronto bear on the story here and i'm going to be honest there's not a lot happening when you see those lights like that the reuters and the a.p. ones that means they've already finished or about to fade something in so let's go straight to london there here is felicity barr with more international news for us . thanks so much the woman has died in a rocket attack near the airport in afghanistan's capital kabul hours after u.s. defense secretary james mattis arrived for a visit there eleven others were injured it will mattis is to with the nato chief. follows u.s. president donald trump's pledge to send more american troops afghan security forces a struggling to defeat the taliban which has been on the offensive since the u.s.
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led nato combat troops withdrew in twenty fourteen. we will suffocate any hope that al qaeda or dash or carney or the taliban have of winning by killing i want to reinforce to the taliban that the only path to peace and political legitimacy for them is through a negotiated settlement we welcome those who commit to a peaceful future for afghanistan we support afghan led reconciliation is the solution to this conflict and the sooner the taliban recognizes they cannot win with bombs the sooner the killing will end the international police agency interpol has approved palestine's membership organization announced the inclusion of the state of palestine as well as the solomon islands off to a vote by its general assembly in beijing the vote went ahead despite israel's vivant position. three point four million people are now struggling for food water
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and power in puerto rico in the wake of hurricane maria supermarkets have reopened but there are major food and fuel shortages president trump is sending a few ships and thousands more military personnel to address the growing humanitarian crisis the government of the us territory has defended trump from criticism that he's more concerned about n.f.l. players than relief efforts in puerto rico the president's office insists he is able to multitask and will visit the island next tuesday. tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in south africa to protest against president jacob zuma and the corruption they say has become and demick on the his leadership the march is being organized by the country's largest workers' union whose alliance with the african national congress is looking increasingly strained tanya page has more now from johannesburg. miners teachers and laborers are among
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the thousands of workers taking part in a nationwide strike against corruption. and the man they say is to blame for it is president jacob zuma they say he's been compromised by private business leaders have captured control of the state the president has indicated that he was not willing to go and we know the reason is because he has been the print if you shout it from. the president. says ninety members of the same thing happened is that. was the demonstrators switched through the city delivering their demands to government the banks and big employers like the mining industry. because soldiers pressure on the president has apparently been ignored and that. its alliance with the african national congress and the south african from minister that's not what
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he asked me not only. tell us that their government is deeply divided. the a.n.c. says its partners are free to protest but it can't be happy at the level of corruption being uncovered by the opposition democratic alliance which won control of johannesburg at the last election. not far from the march god dogs protect an almost empty construction site there's supposed to be a new power station here where we are. just one example where. almost five million u.s. dollars was paid to a contractor without doing any job i mean if you look around you can see that nothing has been done keenan lost his job at the site and now his community suffers frequent power cuts because the upgrades have stopped.
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kenan is the victim of corruption that cost south africa about two billion dollars a year but it's far from certain that it will cost the president his job no matter how loud the call is from one of the mc's oldest partners for him to go tawny a page out of their johanna's bird the leader of britain's opposition party says it is the government's in waiting speaking at the party's annual conference in brighton the labor leader jeremy corbyn said the ruling conservatives are on the verge of collapse prime minister treason may to resign accusing her of bungling the bracks this and he also touched on foreign policy issues criticizing saudi arabia for what he called its cruel war in yemen democracy and human rights not an optional extra to be deployed selectively. so we cannot be silent at the cruel saudi war in yemen well continue to supply arms thank you
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thank you for the thatching of democracy in egypt or bahrain all thank you all the tragic loss of life in the congo which the media very seldom bother to report thank you that's it for me here in london let's take it back. now they thanks for that if les is back in about twenty minutes time with a full usefulness and now it is hard to believe in twenty seventeen seven and a half billion people on the planet but there are still some tiny tribes who had no contact with the outside world up there are and sadly in one part of the amazon rainforest there were brazil is investigating the reported massacre of up to ten members of an isolated amazonian tribe allegedly by illegal gold miners i was there as team is the first to be given access since it happened last in america added to
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the scene newman now has one of a two part special report from the valley. as you can see where inside the amazon rain forest known as the lungs of the world because of its thick vegetation that helps counter c o two gas emissions but what is less known are the dangers facing the communities that live inside this jungle including those who have chosen to have no contact with the outside world they are facing new and very very serious threats to their survival and we have come here to find out why. the jabba the valley indigenous reserves. eight million hedge bears of brazilian amazon the size of austria it's home to the largest number of non contacted tribes in the world photographed only rarely from the air and it's here that ten indigenous people were reportedly massacred last month by illegal gold miners who roamed these rivers we flew four thousand kilometers from sao paulo to menow sea to talk about
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being. and there by boat to. their we met leaders of the reserves indigenous tribes who agreed to take us there. this is the reserve along the edge of ali river that borders per contacted in non-contact the tribes have lived here for centuries. on our seven hour journey up the river we learned that the reserve is being increasingly invaded by outsiders cattle farmers loggers hunters fisherman and miners. the latest reported massacre on this reserve is said to have taken place when members of a non-contact and tribe men women and children were looking for turtle eggs by the river the alleged killers are said to have boasted that they cut up their bodies and threw them in the river making it difficult if not impossible for prosecutors to find the evidence oh we go to meet the chief of the mio luna tribe which was
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contacted about fifty years ago around fifty five hundred people belong to the reserves six contacted tribes but it within a minute before speaking any further chief tommy insists on putting on his ceremonial paint he says his father used to kill the white invaders but was persuaded by four ny state indigenous authority to move the tribe into the reserve for protection maybe. it is better but not good we have people dying from diseases we didn't have before i wish we could move back inside the forest where our ancestors lived the outsiders are sure killing people. he shows us how he is prepared to fight the outsiders he believes are again trying to take their land and resources incursions by poachers and man grabbers have soared since brazil's president more than half the budget of the authority in charge of protecting and policing the reserve. the reported massacre of the east la
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la those isolated ones as they're called here are just one result says paloma rule we start going to. the state keep saying that what happened recently is not true but how can they say that they haven't sent anyone to where the massacre happened they just overflew the area in a helicopter weeks later. in my mouse the prosecutor for amazon a state concedes the government is leaving indigenous tribes especially the uncontacted almost defenseless within the. if you don't place a barrier an effective policing of the area which is not happening now the danger of these tribes becoming extinct is huge. and investigation into the massacre is underway but there's no guarantee there won't be more as the pressure increases from outsiders who believe they too have a right to the land and resources until now reserved for these amazonian try.
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everyone we spoke to in the javelin reserve tells us that they're afraid that the clock is being turned back to the time when all of this was fair game for economic gain in fact we saw for ourselves just how many of the basis of what i which is the government authority in charge of protecting everything on the reserves have actually been closed down leaving no way to solicit this vast area we will have more on this is having in the second part of our special amazon report. let's see anyone i want to fantastic report that was philippe milan is with us now a professor at the federal university of arkansas va behind here by here he researches environmental conflicts in brazil joining us via skype from sao paulo you know as i watch that report and i hope you could hear it as well and just the overriding thought which is why i know that lucy has said that the budget has been cut for policing these areas but why would people want to go in and do such
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terrible things just in the name of resources it is terrible it is just in the name of resources. but cutting budgets is not the only problem that we're facing here there is also incentives for invaders to go into indigenous land and to extract resources illegally and this is happening all over them of them with the job ready and as this from passive or natural is the worst situation in the amisom specially. when the some indigenous groups in the risk of suffering genocides as it happened with our people just a month ago what about the commitment of the brazilian government to investigate as i just had a question from one of our viewers on facebook tina who said this brazilian investigation has been going on for a couple of weeks other any further updates and you do sort of start to question as the people in the report was saying hey they just flew over they're not really
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coming to investigate this probably. presumably there's a guy who doesn't seems to be very committed didn't investigate escapes. the federal police was informed by from my third but they only really started to investigate it after i published a story alleging massacre in two weeks ago it means for more than a month the philippines has done at least we can say very serious forte's we vest again and the investigations came from the public and our visitors doing not as should be darn thing investigate this massacre and we must say this is the second merceron alleging to have happened in the japanese body this year probably another massacre happened in the beginning of the year and it was the no by a car number the meters another thing that we know japanese and this other must
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have reported to be produced house of by invaders from the shoddy body from an illegal loggers it means there is a lot of invaders coming to the. invading land occupied by isolated indigenous people in the brazilian government has done the least to these people to protect the frontiers of their seventy times as well as things best again we need to pressure the brazilian government to act and they are not doing what we should just the whole this is a report question but just the whole concept of uncontacted tribes it's absolutely fascinating isn't it that the fact that we know of some of them these photographs which a taken from the air but i mean who knows how many more they might pay. well it is reported to have. morgan a hundred nations we are living in isolation. uncontacted or
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isolated it comes from our perspective is that when eyes are calling them but we should look at this situation as a situation of resistance it means these groups are resisting bands of brazil and the expansion of brazilian society. into their lands in mr extract natural resources in the lands so this is a perspective of the cooler minds and we could call them as the resistance people of them as a or the problems. in only in the japanese we have more than evidences was there not root to exist but we find evidences that they are existing do fly over there and their villages are finding attracts their existence. mind you are
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right he says that. the sheriff all the english and famous on his it's been a pleasure talking to you on such an interesting topic thank you very much and thank you very much for inviting me thank you very much for your important men from tacit reporting back down about the situation that we're facing you're absolutely right philippe in part two of that report is coming up on al-jazeera tomorrow had a message from whatever he said thanks out as they were for letting us know about these unknown tribes we have to protect the originals not something completely different a twist on what happened today and technically speaking it was twice as long as it used to be yes they one hundred and forty character limit the very thing that makes twitter twitter maybe a thing of the past because they are now trying a two hundred ninety tacked limit. why or as i said when i saw the news why because he says one hundred forty was an arbitrary choice based on the one hundred sixty camera character limit in the nesa mess and that's been
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a real problem people have been trying when they've been trying to tweet he reckons two hundred eighty characters will still mean brevity speed and distance. now i'm putting my cards on the table right now and saying i personally don't like it one bit because i reckon that tweet just looked a bit too long but here are the numbers behind the argument hopefully my drawings a little bit better on this one so have a look at this red line is tweets down japanese blue line is tweets down in english now as you see at the top the most tweets in japanese only have fifteen characters because that's how the language works where most tweets in english have around thirty four characters that means if we look at this and nine percent of all tweets in english do hit the limits but only zero point four of them in japanese hit that limit now we can't change the characters in english but twit is theory is we can change the number of characters that are allowed leah you don't like this either do you know you said why mine was why i know it's just twitter not great but
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a lot of people feel the same way and that tweet that you just showed kemal lot of people online are editing the one from the founder of twitter and they're making it back to one hundred forty characters saying that it's possible the overall sentiment on this story like we are saying is very much one of frustration people don't think doubling the character limit is necessary i tend to feel the same way especially when it comes to those twitter trolls this woman said that the two hundred eighty character limit took up my entire i phone screen no lie she said and it's still in beta testing in the us at the moment but if the idea goes well it could become the new normal that scares a lot of folks especially when it comes to u.s. president donald trump this is one of the most popular tweets warning what this new character limit could mean for the u.s. president already prone to take to twitter the caption of this picture is quote be careful what you wish for a lot of me is in that one some think that it's a good idea though that this woman she wrote in response to come all the hole that
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he had on twitter you should check it out if you haven't already she says because exchanges may be more meaningful if people are given the space to themselves express. in a more nuanced way you're not being forced to type more than one hundred forty characters this person says but you can choose two or not two you can use however many characters you want but we still want to know what you think about all of this mad happy don't care don't think it matters let us know use a hash tag. here's what they think about it leah from my completely unscientific poll what you have popped up on twitter as you mention can we have a look at the way i've had the festival thank you for the responses almost three thousand one hundred votes in this poll in this state seven minutes left and overwhelmingly eighty three percent of you who replied to my polls that don't mess with it don't double the character limit and part of the eighty three percent quite happily leah i want to jump from one on one platform to another one talk about telegram now which is basically i mean it's like messaging that whatsapp but with
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this big focus on christian. iran filing criminal charges against the boss of telegram and telegram itself and the company ok so the iranian government believes that telegrams being used for sharing and its words extremist propaganda and child pornography telegram c.e.o. of elder rob he reacted on twitter ironically enough saying that he was surprised since quote we are actively blocking terrorist and pornographic content in iran i think the real reasons are different dr also said that telegram moderators have blocked over a thousand channels with porn or terror related content every single day now telegram like i'm always saying is known for its tough and corruption allowing users in countries like iran to share everything from political views to cartoons without fear of falling foul of government censors it has forty million active users in iran many flocked to telegram after other social sites like twitter were blocked or restricted now the founder derived is from russia they have ten million
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users on telegram there it has also join the list of countries though that are banning him. and now according to dr russia is accusing him of quote violating his obligation to submit the information required to decode the receive transmitted delivered and or process emails i.e. encryption to the government body responsible for security now of course reply to all of these accusations he said in a post online quote today iran join the list of countries i cannot travel to we've never blocked a single political channel and gave up exactly zero bytes of data to the government in iran and elsewhere if you're using telegram let us know what you think and get in touch with me directly at we are hard but we thank you it finally for you an international film festival in the demilitarized zone between north and south korea would you believe it kathy novak went to find out. to access this film
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festival you need more than just a ticket civilians must get military permission to enter this area near the border with north korea high security reminding visitors of the tense situation in this part of the world we will use overseas guests seem more worried about this location and they think we're hosting this amid heightened tensions but our festival transcends political ideologies even with the ever increasing nuclear and missile tests from north korea the show must go on organizers trying to add a touch of glamour to opening night screened in the gym of an old u.s. base the feature film old marine boy tells the story of a former north korean soldier who defected across the sea border to south korea and his struggles to support his family. risking his life every day as
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a compression diver because he feels discrimination against people from north korea prevents him from finding other work some of the movies give viewers a look inside the country that is just a few kilometers away from here but out of reach for the south korean audience filmmakers have gone into north korea to tell people stories and even follow a foreign rock band. liberation day is the somewhat bizarre tale of the slovenian band live bach the first rock band to ever perform in north korea it's one of more than one hundred documentaries being screened with the theme of peace and reconciliation. building a kind of i hope there we saw koreans can get more open access to north korea information and that we can do more to foster more exchanges and bring peace to the korean peninsula in old marine boy the central character in the young host says he'll never forget the night when he crossed the border and wonders if he'll live to see the day when the koreas become one country and he can return to his hometown
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. kathy novak al jazeera camp greaves near the d.m.z. interesting stuff isn't it so many great stories on al-jazeera thank you can i have tomorrow. for the second in the scene and it's from the amazon that's how to get in touch with us with a hashtag twitter facebook what's up with the right back here tomorrow fifteen hundred g.m.t. that's. i just want to make sure all of our audience is on the same page where they're online and want to produce to us citizens here you know and what puts people of iraq by
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one and the same or if you join us on say i was never put a file been looked at differently because i'm dacogen all the people but i'm one this is a dialogue tweet us with hostile a.j. stream and one of their pitches might make the next show join the global conversation this time on al-jazeera a new television station in afghanistan is joining the focus on women it's on t.v. they are on camera in the guest chair and in the control room the founder of zone t.v. says this project couldn't wait this tea was for those mothers on both to sit on those wife's living in afghanistan as i was talking about their rights but they didn't see anything in a nation where education was forbidden for girls as recently as two thousand and one a network just for women is a mark of progress there's also a very real element of danger of course we are threatened but because just sit in the corner of our homes we have to go forward and develop ourselves and help bring
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peace and stability to our country water scarcity is a serious problem when used more than probably you need to why it is you with such an impact if their plans aren't demanding as much water you don't need to irrigate as much as me if the age old head of collecting water from top water just came out of the air and we'll compare that to some tap water which could provide a solution to the problem global water theft tag no i thought this time on the edges iraq. wow there was no fall in iraq you could say the welding you vote yes to secession the regional pressure against the polling news and you christine.

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