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so how bad this hurricane was there just destruction here everywhere now look at this vehicle that i'm about to show you again it shows you how strong the winds were and how ferocious this storm was you can see a helicopter about to land here this is near the stadium and we've seen a helicopter there is. when we flew into the country what we saw was absolutely devastating this is normally a very lush green island but it was all brown the force of the hurricane winds just ripped all of the trees and vegetation completely out of the ground it was absolutely astonishing when we got to one of the main airports we saw aid convoys that were arriving from various different countries helicopters also large military planes as well aid is finally starting to get into the country and it's needed desperately on the drive we saw more of the extreme devastation that's been hitting
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this country at one point there were people with gathering water from a precious water stream because that's the only access to water that they had very very bad way off to the right if you believe just that they don't know. the steroid the know what's. in the room and suddenly we came here to speak to the country's prime minister roosevelt skerritt this is what he had to tell us complete devastation and every street and every village in the country. it's as it is it is very painful to see the suffering and on which people well aid is starting to come into the country it's very clear the recovery of dominique is going to take weeks months know it's going to take years. south korea says it's expecting more of what it considers provocative acts from north korea next month on
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the anniversary of the founding of the communist party south korea showed its military hardware on thursday to mark armed forces day on this play for the first time the latest ballistic missiles with a range of eight hundred kilometers the spectacle intended to show that south korea is ready to defend itself at any time however should the korean government determination to safeguard peace and curtin strong national defense capabilities wreckless broke ations will only be met with punishment. security chiefs from more than thirty african countries are meeting in sudan for a conference on the challenges facing the continent from armed groups to human trafficking to cyber crime experts will exchange ideas on how best to tackle threats the peace table morgan is in khartoum and she sent this report. it's called the committee of intelligence and security services of africa for short its aim to
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secure peace security and stability in the second largest continent in the world. when i think that. we convened here to increase as we connect this to the separation strategic partnership to fight terrorism and achieve political stability in our beloved continent in light of continuous new challenges that face future peace and security. she said was established by the african union in two thousand and four this is the fourteenth time the heads of security and intelligence have gathered for the annual conference and this year there's a sense of increasing uncertainty with new threats from armed groups and many countries facing internal conflict. they're also having to cope with an influx of migrants and refugees for one of the challenges the illicit circulation of weapons the drug trafficking and the porters on government borders which makes for the african leadership to manage and control
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conflicts in africa and sudan as the host country has its own particular issues to worry about this is the third time for the african union's committee for intelligence and security services to hold its meeting in sudan and for sudan to chair it and it comes at a time when the country is struggling with human trafficking and smuggling through its eastern border with european or korea flow of arms through its western border with chad and fighting to prevent youth from joining eisel through its northern border with libya. sudan and its neighbor south sudan are engaged in a world war it's each claiming the other is arming rebel fighters and those kinds of accusations are the same made between other african countries which is why analysts say cooperation at the conference is vital to the review movement in africa accommodated by the african countries themselves and if you'll stop this soon you can also build
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a new need for fares of cooperation of the mission is easy and we can see where in the war we will solve all the hope they will have. problems that have claimed the lives of many and forced the displacement of many more people morgan al-jazeera khartoum. well still to come here on al-jazeera. a big upset for the world tennis and number one in china farai has that story and all the rest of this part of the great job. business update brought to you by can't always going places together.
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now it's time for the sports with bill. thank you so much barbara the future of one of cricket's biggest stars remains in doubt england had suspended ben stokes from international matches until further notice after his arrest on suspicion of causing bodily harm this video emerged showing him apparently finding outside a nightclub in bristol he was released under investigation stokes teammate alex hales who was with him that night was also suspended. our sports correspondent lee wellings says this is a damaging incident for stokes the england team and cricket. well the indefinite ban extends to alex hales but undoubtedly in the spotlight here is ben stokes because this is not just an ordinary england cricket has become a big global sport star largely through being the most expensive player in the indian premier league ocean this year but also his achievements with but with
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a filter he's the best fielder also in the england team has been talked about as one of the only time best in the dog around his knees only twenty six but there's always been an issue with his temperament and now you see how damning this looks the investigation into it continues it's not just damage to his hand it's not just the fact that he's going to be banned from the england saying for an indefinite period but when willie's reputation recover after this and he leads the england squad in a complete mess it was already considered a weak squad going into those ashes in australia in november now it's without its best player really looking at and thinking how can we cope without ben stokes but what choice did the england cricket bosses have and think of the strain as well on the sport of cricket just as cricket brings in new the first new rules for a long time about behavior on the field where a player can be sent from the field for bad behavior right at the top of that list
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is violence is a sending off and a player will not return to the march but how can cricket control the behavior of its players off the field carlo enchilada he has been sacked as manager byron munich following their three male defeat to p.s.g. and the champions league on wednesday well off with the biggest defeat in the tournament group stage in twenty one years for the five time champion the fifty eight year old italian who replaced have already zero last season helped the german giants to win the bund is legal last season but only reached the last eight of the champions league and the german cup semi final. russia has issued an arrest warrant for whistleblower grigori a rod chang cough who helped orchestrate the country state sponsored a limping doping program the fifty eight year old who fled to united states is the former director of loft both at the doping lab that oversaw drug testing at the two thousand and fourteen sochi olympics world anti-doping agency independent commission published
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a report in two thousand and sixteen thing right admitted to intentionally destroying one thousand four hundred seventeen test samples along to russian athletes as a result russian track and field athletes were banned from the rio two thousand and sixteen games and the athletics world championships in london well earlier we spoke to paul naughty a former diplomat at the british embassy and moscow he says revelations were a huge embarrassment for the russian government i think this is doing it because that whole episode is being hugely embarrassing to misdirect chain got made very clear that it was his actions where were ordered by it by that the political leadership in russia he says immediate boss at the time was sports minister that it's a really moot goes now at deputy prime minister and at a very. close member of president putin is it is said quote. winter olympics you know she was was it
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a huge test no prestige project that it for the president so to haue the on gravel as horribly as it did in these in the doping scandal was was was horribly embarrassing for russia and they did go to a similarly possibly even larger state project coming up in with the football world cup as well so it was. just something that's been a real disaster for them. that is now when women's world number one garbin mo growth i had been knocked out of the will hand open in china the spaniard was beaten by french open champion elaine austin pango of latvia was our best of the semi final thought from paco had to fight back from sat down to win it one six six three six to the final four. and while number four caroline of health cover is also over chatting very favorably by australian ashley barty also had to come back from a set down to win three. that's all you sport for now it's now back to barbara in
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london far thank you that works by one of japan's most celebrated artists to have a permanent home in tokyo crew some as career has spanned more than seven decades robin wright takes a look at the world woman known as the queen of polka dots this is. the opening confirms yo-yo you kusama status as one of the world's most important living artists and for japan a national treasure go to the other snow shoes this is been a lifelong wish for you to see my work this is the most moving moment of my life on five floors of this space the works mostly paintings but also installations and sculptures celebrating the life dedicated to art the museum is also a monument to artistic perseverance although kasama has moved between different means here over the decades she has always remained obsessed simply true to an
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abstract style that's all her own repetitively intricate patterns of sin lines a seam she has been following from childhood. an extremely unhappy time she recalls and when she says she first had hallucinations dominated by dots bit's a style she developed in new york city at the heart of the one nine hundred sixty s. add on guard movement. come the seventy's she returned to japan largely forgotten but she hadn't forgotten her artistic mission. working every day ever since she gradually won world wide recognition work has never been in more demand because you can't you see i'm all over the world a calling me wanting to exhibit my work the number is growing so fast but it's only me painting i'm so busy the museum is also meant to inspire suffering much of her
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life from mental health problems is found in her work a place of solace overcoming she says depression and hopelessness. please love this museum all your life just the way i love it. with this permanent home she wants her work to give visitors the kind of peace she has found in creating it rob mcbride al-jazeera tokyo. that is it for this news hour you can find that much more on our website the address al-jazeera dot com. and why on the website al-jazeera has launched a new virtual reality service with one of the first videos looking at life in a row when joe refugee camp in bangladesh is called i am. is just one example of the immersive content that you can view in three hundred and sixty degrees that and many other stories from right across the world can be found online at contrast fiar
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right. i really feel liberated as a journalist from. getting to the truth as i would that's what the job. the u.n. secretary general speaks of bone chilling accounts from a hinge on refugees fleeing violence in myanmar. barbara starr you're watching al-jazeera live from london also coming up on the program once follows now friends turkey and russia agree to work together to end the war in syria
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a british charity warns that war ravaged yemen could not stop its millions case of cholera by november. and student voices joined a growing chorus in support of catalonia independence referendum. thank you for joining us we begin the program with a crackdown against in myanmar's rakhine state which the un chief as described as a humanitarian nightmare speaking at the u.n. security council's first public meeting on the crisis and warned that the violence has spiraled into the world's fastest developing refugee emergency he said if we on mars government did not act the violence could spread to central rakhine putting a further two hundred fifty thousand people at risk of this placement the current crisis is a steadily the two they did since the august twenty five attacks by the un are
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comed role in your salvation army on the myanmar security forces i repeat my condemnation of those attacks today since then the situation of spittles into the world's fastest developing refugee emergency and the humanitarian and human rights nightmare. i continue to call on the myanmar story it is to see immediate steps first when the military operations second to allow unfettered access for humanitarian supports and served to ensure the safe voluntary dignified and sustainable return of the refugees to that it is of origin. for me and more as national security advisor also spoke at that meeting has the night an ethnic cleansing is taking place in iraq and state he says the u.n. chief should visit myanmar to see for himself and the lancing and genocide are serious charges and they should not be used lightly it would be
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a sad commentary of our times if we allowed emotions to gloat view and assert that what is happening in rakhine is at the end without first undertaking a legal review and making a judicial determination to go live to our u.n. correspondent in jordan in new york and i mean it's been weeks now since the range a crisis started this the first public meeting of the security council perhaps a step forward in itself that but from what you heard what is your assessment of what the security council can do and will do. well it really does depend on how the members of the security council digest the comments from the national security advisor for me and maher in which he flatly denied that the military was engaged in ethnic cleansing and that he basically said that they're only interested
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in trying to protect the people of me and maher from what he called terrorist activity sometimes members of the security council do have the right to respond to other people's comments that was not done in this case today but i think it's safe to say barbara that person such as the u.s. ambassador nikki haley are going to be looking very much askance at what was put forward by the government of me and mar here's nikki haley speaking earlier during thursday's session. apologies rose we don't have that clip from nikki haley but just talk us through roughly what she said. basically she contradicted everything that said to the members of the security council she said that in her view the u.s. is view that there is ethnic cleansing going on that people are being subjected to horrors that they should not be subjected to things that could possibly rise to the
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level of crimes against humanity or war crimes and she basically said that there needs to be an end to the military's operations in iraq and state where the rohingya people have been living for centuries she also said it's not an accident that people are fleeing for their lives and that more than a half million of them have moved into bangladesh in recent weeks because they are very mortally afraid for themselves and for their families and she said that this is only the responsibility of the government this is not some sort of civil war that has broken out and people are trying to stage an uprising against the government she squarely put the blame on the military leadership in young gone. jordan our correspondent the u n roll's thank you. and at least fifteen women and children have died after their boat carrying a hinge of fleeing violence in myanmar capsized off the coast of bangladesh bodies
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have been found on in and beach in cox's bazar the boat was carrying more than one hundred people in the sorties fear the death toll will rise. well to discuss this further we're joined by sharing tad ross he is head of the u.n. office for amnesty international and to national in new york thank you so much for being with us on the program i know you've been following the developments of the security council listening to what was said at that public meeting the first of its kind even though for weeks we've been hearing issues come out of myanmar especially bangladesh what would amnesty international want the security council to do now what action would be like to see. well the public meeting was a good first step or a step in the right direction but quite honestly we've taken one step forward but the security council is about one hundred steps back when it comes to actually responding the way it should do given the gravity of the situation on the ground
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we're talking about half a million who have been driven from their homes in a campaign of ethnic cleansing we're also talking about land mines that have been reportedly put on the border so that fleeing civilians are hit by them as they try and go we spoke to some people on the ground some are who were fleeing these villages that were being encircled by the military and then they would shoot at the civilians as they're leaving so given that that's what's going on and still going on as we're speaking it's really quite shameful that the security council can hold an open meeting but they're not even produce a public statement what we saw today was a lot of strong messages of support and the security council what it tried to do is show some sort of unity today and they hit certain points they talked they all most of the ambassadors talked about the need for the violence for humanitarian access however what you know these are alarm bells but will the me and mar authorities
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actually listen to these alarm bells given the fact that there is no public outcome there's no statement there's no resolution and what amnesty international as well as many other human rights organizations around the world are calling for is a resolution for an arms embargo we're also talking about sanctions targeted sanctions against those who have responsible for the crimes committed and the this would just be you know a first step what we saw today but we need a lot more i mean worryingly you mentioned there are a lot of comments made in the security council but we saw china and russia perhaps not be as aggressively critical of me m.r. as some of the other members of the secure. city council the one thing we did hear from the myanmar representative was an invitation for antonio terrorist the u.n. secretary general to go to me and more and see i mean how optimistic are you that even if he did eventually go he would actually be taken to the places that he needs
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to see a lot of the range of villages and how important is it for a group like you to actually have that kind of evidence to be able to go in yourselves and take a look to see what has happened in a lot of parts of me and mark. it's extremely important the reports that we're getting are those that have fled the violence are now in cox's bazaar and bangladesh on the border with me and maher but it's extremely important to be able to get access to the areas to these villages and even the diplomats that were meant to go and visit the area today and yesterday were told that they couldn't because it's too dangerous and maybe after the weekend they'll be let in so no i don't hold a lot of i don't have a lot of confidence that in tone you go terrorise if he does accept this invitation will be taken to the areas that have been worst affected and what we can see is and what we can say is is as a result of what we're seeing on the satellite imagery even that is very difficult because of the cloud cover so it's really difficult to see what's actually going on
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how many villages are actually affected the u.n. fact finding mission has asked time and time again that they want to go in and see what's going on for themselves humanitarian access you know we're not just talking about human rights if human rights researchers on the ground documenting war crimes also talking about a lack of access to humanitarian actors who need desperately to bring in aid to the areas so you know we have a lot of access issues right now and that's one of the main calls that we saw today coming out of the security council that the or they were thora he's in myanmar must grant the sort of access we're asked time and time again whether this is genocide the fact is that no one will be able to say for certain whether this is genocide before we can get into the country and actually document what's going on and see the level of intent sharing tartarus head of the u.n. office for amnesty international in yorkshire thank you.
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russia and turkey have agreed to boost coordination in their efforts to end the conflict in syria russian president vladimir putin held talks in ankara with his turkish counterpart breccia type out of the heart after previously backing opposing sides in syria the two leaders have now agreed to push for deescalation zones in syria's province andrew symonds has more now on that meeting from unca. it wasn't a long briefing but judging from what the two presidents had to say there were no major fallouts but no major breakthroughs either they discussed syria they discussed the a start a process for deescalation zones primarily because this involves turkey more than any other country to try to get access to the opposition groups and corp there will be military observers put on the ground there but no real detail was given of any
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progress on this lot of mir putin said what a difficult situation it was but he believed in the deescalation zones and said that that was the political process that was essential now under the auspices of the united nations but no indication of progress on the iraqi kurdistan situation the referendum putin didn't refer to that but president did he said that both countries both russia and turkey viewed the territorial integrity was essential in both syria and iraq so he also went on to say that the k r g the kurdistan regional government should be stopped from making any further mistakes that this was an illegal act and that it could not be tolerated it could not be allowed to set fire to the region and destabilize iraq any more but as
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far as the syria process was concerned the peace process no breakthrough and no major disagreement it would seem. yemen's cholera outbreak is getting worse the british charity oxfam says it expects a million cases by november it says it's difficult to respond to the crisis because more than half of yemen's hospitals and health centers are closed the due to the civil war barnett smith reports. yemen is fertile ground for cholera when this outbreak began almost six months ago conditions were perfect to help the disease spread thirty months of war to stop virtually all public services strikes have destroyed water treatment and other infrastructure filth is everywhere more than half of all the health facilities are destroyed or only partially working hospitals and clinics that are still standing are overwhelmed especially with infant and elderly cholera patients oxfam says there are more than five and
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a half thousand cases a day older is a very easily treatable disease that it's very difficult in yemen with an active more that's happening it's difficult for people to access health care we have about fifty million people in yemen who don't have access to basic and we also have a situation where basic infrastructure and essential services. for fighting in yemen between who the fighters and a coalition of countries led by saudi arabia has killed more than five thousand civilians another three million have been forced from their homes and are most vulnerable to cholera they're weak from hunger and have little money to buy medicine. the war is making it difficult for aid agencies to get into yemen oxfam and other help organizations visas for cholera specialists can take up to two months medics who do get in difficult to move around freely because of military restrictions. come on the program including more are going to have
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the. three million people have been left without power supplies are running low plus a controversial cleric. for his role in the outbreak of violence. in two thousand. hello is no longer really hot in queensland the cold front is gone through this was it is even. though it's hard to know also that admittedly but the near records have disappeared but a ranger placed a very clear streak of red cut off in his prime the top is the size of come down in fact if anything is going to go down further i think we'll see some like sixteen or seventeen degrees and for melbourne that's ok but when it drops to thirty the day
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after. it's all but here's that cold front is there off develop into something a circulation in the right the heart the red heart of australia significant rain seems likely here as well whereas all this time in perth has been steadily improving having drenched areas per the water in the farming land when back up to twenty degrees in the sunshine. now usually what's in australia heads towards new zealand now is no exception still there a new one coming which means you can see north between the two. movements or be slow so on friday. or a little bit of rain possibly some in christchurch but that should go through come saturday. they thought they were american until they broke the law now they're deported to
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cambodia for life. one of the families fighting for their loved ones at this time on al-jazeera. we understand the differences and the similarities of cultures across the world. so no matter where you call home al-jazeera will bring in the news and current affairs that matter to . al-jazeera. time now for a reminder of the top stories on now does iraq me and maher has invited the u.n. secretary general to visit the country it comes after the terrorists warned the
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crisis was the world's fastest developing refugee emergency. turkey have agreed to the nation in their efforts to end the conflict in syria russian president vladimir putin has been holding talks in ankara with his turkish counterpart at the high end yemen's cholera outbreak is getting worse more than two thousand people have died from the disease since may and there are expected to be one million cases of enter . a guilty verdict has been delivered in the trial of a controversial sunni muslim cleric in lebanon a mother less fear will be executed for his role in the deaths of dozens of people during the violence in the city of sidon in two thousand and thirteen and more now from beirut. these are the mothers wives and daughters of the twenty one men sentenced by the military tribunals they're protesting against what they say were corrupt court proceedings saying their loved ones didn't receive
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a fair trial one would we say that all our demands in court have been legal and we're sorry that the court has rejected them after two your trial and hours of deliberations the judge is presiding over the case sentence as. this year and seven others to death the other thirteen were given lengthy prison sentences some in absentia al a series described by the government as a sunni militant cleric formally trained to lead to days of confrontations in which forty fighters loyal to him eight hundred soldiers and two civilians were killed known as the battle of signed on after the southern lebanese town where it happened it was one of the earliest and bloodiest spillovers of the civil war in syria into lebanon. not not if we know that group were involved in the hall and they never said i would not in the wrong they said there was a third party this means that they committed such acts against the lebanese military and killed twenty people this also means that they have to be clearly tried and convicted last year was relatively unknown before the syrian war started
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six years ago he rose to prominence quickly for his fiery speeches on t.v. criticizing hezbollah for its support of syrian president bashar al assad and for praising the opposition including what was then the group known as joe but on this are linked to al qaeda after going into hiding alice here was arrested two years later at beirut airport while trying to board a flight to cairo and for documents then there was little doubt he'd faced serious charges but his trial in a military court had been repeatedly delayed and human rights groups have questioned how some of the evidence was obtained despite this the prosecution had been demanding death sentence since the start of the trial now this year's execution is far from certain as well as having the right to appeal within fifteen days under lebanese law it requires the signature of the president in order for an execution order to be carried out given capital punishment hasn't taken place in
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lebanon since two thousand and four president michel aoun may struggle to find the political support he needs in order to carry out such a punishment in al-jazeera. the u.s. defense secretary has made an unannounced trip to katter to discuss the gulf crisis jim mattis how talks with katherine's defense minister mohammad here as well as the emir shake her mother funny so to review the united arab emirates egypt and bahrain cut the platic and trade links with path on june the fifth accusing it of sponsoring terrorism kept her strongly denies all the charges against the. catalan authorities say they're working to ensure the spirited referendum on secession from spain will take place peacefully thousands of university students have marched through barcelona to protest against would they call an intensifying crackdown ahead of sunday's vote john hendren has more now from barcelona.

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