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and brutally come with a power because as you describe who are the winners and losers of this illicit trade snow in the end he is at this time facing the realities your president said that there would be a complete audit a hundred percent audit that audit hasn't happened getting to the heart of the matter so are you saying then that the future of the g.c.c. will be in doubt. here the story. on talk to al-jazeera at this time. protecting their vote supporters of catalonia secession votes occupy polling stations despite space there in the process illegal.
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here in doha your top stories from al-jazeera the un approves a team to investigate accusations of war crimes in yemen but not before making a few major compromises. surviving but struggling people in puerto rico are trying to rebuild their lives after hurricane rita plus. i mean. the friend. of. spain's catalonia region is twenty four hours away from a political confrontation bands a session referendum a shuttle to take place on sunday campaigners for a yes vote to occupying schools expected to be used as polling stations but the spanish government insists they'll be no vote it says the referendum is illegal.
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and is deploying police to ensure no ballots are actually cost opinion polls suggest forty percent of registered voters in catalonia want to break away. from barcelona. thank the fields and into the political fray. farmers are vowing to turn their tractors into barricades if police try to crack down on the referendum. we have come to the fence. and we are fighting for democratic rights on the right. as. you can see from the reaction of the people with one hundred twenty zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero will drive. this is like coming thanks. the night before in the hof light of
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a small square neighbors gather. this is one of many so cool defense committees grassroots groups not controlled by any political party on a mission to defend the vote they are strategizing to resist police were under orders to close down schools to stop them being used as polling stations. the children will sleep in the schools to stop the police closing them down we're afraid our neighborhood could be the first target of the. marching to the same drum beat students have occupied the university and set up their own defense committee they've been sharing practical advice on civil disobedience tactics. i don't think people. will be having us also i'm going to be here with different organisations to walter russell mead. to donald. getting the dirt. and get the consensus and i don't think this is something
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you can to raise. cattle hands a deeply divided in the centrist party is among those opposing secession regional war make a lot in our old dan is concerned about the emergence of citizen defense committees during the civil war days barcelona was run by rival militia factions vietnam i got a fireplace in there just like the cattle and government in its head mr push them on a driving a car with no brakes and a heading over the precipice and crashing into all cattle lands. this evening fell process session groups put plans into action taking over schools to preempt police operations to close them. people it's all about the people the people want something nobody cannot like a poster. and in a final rally process session supporters wave what they hope will become the
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standard of their breakaway republic you might. call pen all al-jazeera barcelona spain. tension is increasing between the kurdish leadership in northern iraq and its neighbors after monday's the session vote iraq says it's coordinating with iran and turkey to take control of borders administered by the semi autonomous kurdish regional government kurdish leaders have refused to give up control of border posts to baghdad is part of a campaign to pressure the kurds into cancelling the result of the referendum in which ninety two percent voted in favor of a split from iraq the government in baghdad says the vote was unconstitutional the u.s. which is supporting kurdish led forces fighting eisel in neighboring syria says it doesn't recognize the vote as legitimate the us secretary of state rex tillerson says the u.s. supports a quote united federal iraq and international airlines have stopped landing at airports in the region after
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a request by iraq hoda abdel-hamid reports now from bill. the last passengers to catch a plane before the closure of the airspace two international flights over the kurdish region four and. it's meant cutting short of a kitchen that was two years in the coming. it was the first time his two year old son born in new york visited the homeland he says he didn't feel safe transiting through baghdad. the measure was taken by the central government in baghdad after the kurds went ahead with their referendum against. iran as the first to close its airspace to the kurdish region a few days ago. that. this airport. for a period of three months only will be allowed but with prior approval. anyone
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else wanting to travel from here. will have to transit through one of the domestic airports outside of the kurdish region or they can travel around. to the rest of iraq by land but some drivers told us they have avoided going south because they felt unwelcome iraq's government says it's. the whole country to preserve its unity and kurdish authorities replied that they won't hand over any border controls to baghdad. i mean people actually because. a lot of people you know. and you have a big number. right now. prime
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minister he said the closure of the airspace was not meant to starve. but people. don't agree he traveled from sweden to take part in the referendum. this decision is wrong. body had no right to do this you can contest the referendum but through legal ways now i don't know when i'll be back again the future doesn't look good. the kurdish region is landlocked turkey iran have threatened to also close their border crossings and many kurds are now bracing themselves for what their leader described as collective punishment but at that hammy al jazeera arabic the city of kirkuk in northern iraq has some of the biggest oil reserves in the country for decades there have been disagreements about who should control it peshmerga units loyal to the kurdish regional government patrolled the city of kirkuk for inclusion in the vote on monday angered baghdad for that explains.
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the kurdish peshmerga to control the kirkuk after the iraqi army fled in islip fence even two thousand and fourteen. but there's never been agreement between the kurdish regional government ok r g and the federal government in baghdad about who should be in control here and benefit most from the areas vast oil wealth. kirkuk at an eighty percent turnout in the referendum on kurdish the session the day after the vote the iraqi parliament asked prime minister hyderabadi to send troops into kurdish controlled disputed areas like kirkuk and take back control of the oil fields the kurdish governor of kirkuk hopes he doesn't heed to parliament's demand prime minister has made it clear that force is not. how he will approach this thing. and i agree with him and we don't expect
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a force to be used but of course there are people may be not under his control who may try to do this parliament earlier this month voted to remove mr karim but he has refused to go and anything that comes against me for my patriotic position. it's it's an honor for me many kurds call kirkuk their jerusalem but there are also turkomans arabs and christians here too there are also hundreds of thousands of arabs that have arrived here in recent years fleeing crisil and they feel very let down by the baghdad government there's also considerable opposition amongst the arabs and the turkmen about any idea with respect to kirkuk being part of a future independent kurdish state. the vast majority of turkmen and arabs who have lived in kirkuk for generations boycotted the referendum this if you to the area
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and the borders of k r g is not a clear and this specially kid. will be. space officer try going between arab be owned by that and maybe be a war about kirkuk the way to solve this a problem is not independency and therefore and on the way is the outlook the two thousand and five constitution stipulates that the federal government send seventeen percent of the federal budget to the kayla g. every year stop sending the money in two thousand and fifteen. and baghdad has since accused the kayleigh ji of not sharing the oil wealth but any fighting here could jeopardize the battle against leisel in her around fifty kilometers southwest of kirkuk who controls kirkuk was at the height of the
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referendum on kurdish independence the kurds say they will fight anyone who tries to take it from them. that al-jazeera. people in the indian city of mumbai are blaming the local government for a stampede that killed twenty two people at a train station residents say they repeatedly warned city leaders about the dangers of a narrow bridge where the incident happened sudden downpour calls commuters to run for cover at least sixty three ranger refugees are feared dead after their boat capsized off bangladesh on thursday child three has more. behind me this is where the boat wreckage tragedy took place on thursday evening we spoke to some of the survivors in this boat racket that told that there were at least two hundred people in that boat. we travelled the whole night and by the bangladesh the day before they even hit something hard on the sea and capsized near
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the beach a lost my mother sister brother in law. i lost eight family members. this boat i meant for only barely twenty five to fifty people you can see the boat on my left side part of the wreckage there's other wreckage spread across the bay it now most of this people are flying central. the people in northern part came to their villages and told that you need to flee because i'm is going to track down in the central part of the villages at least within the last two days there's been thousands of people have crossed into bangladesh the exodus isn't over the pace is slow but hundreds of people are crossing into bangladesh every day we spoke to the authorities there say that been received two thousand five hundred people on when i am said that there is a twenty five thousand people between when it crossed into bangor that the camps the temporary shelter just unable to cope with the sheer number of refugees coming into bangor that's. still to come on al-jazeera including the u.s.
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pulls out more than half of its embassy staff in cuba was being called mysterious attacks on its diplomats. and this is a day that belongs to. cats and dogs you name it the annual blessing of your pets coming up. with a. however seems a big downpours across thailand recently loss of cloud around the southeast asia some lively storms just around the gulf of thailand a little further south we're trying has seen one hundred thirty six millimeters afraid in twenty four hours and those showers structure all the way up through bangkok live the weather here she can see lightning strike in bangkok the big showers so they do stretch their way across cambodia vietnam into the philippines week showers there to into borneo some very heavy rain coming through his sliding
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a little further southwards as we go on through monday some wet weather there into java city some wet weather recently it's the central parts of australia has had forty two millimeters of rain since saturday and whether stretching south of the border into south australia sixty one millimeters of rain here twenty four hours this area cloud and right that will make its way further eastward queensland seeing some heavy rain eventually pushing into northern parts of new south wales that's no bad thing with that very wet weather just around the gold coast the sunshine coast as we go on through monday not looking to study them brits been at around twenty degrees celsius similar temperature there too for adelaide not too bad in melbourne at around seventeen degrees further west temperatures picking up in perth at twenty two but looking fine for central pass. on counting the cost of the world's fastest growing startup created a new virtual labor market but can that business model clear the regulation
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roadblocks ahead of us the fact as a player as oil prices enter a bull market counting the cost at this time on al-jazeera. welcome back here with al-jazeera live from doha your headlines supporters of catalonia is vote on secession from spain occupying schools that will act as polling stations the central government in the trade says the poll is illegal and it will deploy police to block the ballot. iraq is coordinating with iran and
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turkey to take over control of borders managed by the kurdish regional government and its leaders have refused to handle the responsibility for border crossings after monday's secession referendum. the united nations has agreed to start an independent investigation into human rights abuses by old sides in the yemeni war the decision follows weeks of negotiations castiel a president that has the story. the decision is being described as a game changer the un's human rights council will send a delegation to investigate a possible war crimes in yemen more than ten thousand civilians have died since the country's devastating war started in two thousand and fifteen and that number could rise the international community faces several urgent tasks in yemen including the protection safe. and security of civilians the u.n. delegation is expected to investigate attacks on schools markets and even hospitals
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fina between harvey rebels and a saudi led coalition which sides with president monsoon candy has torn the country the commission will also investigate attacks carried out by the rebels i think that the point becomes one of does the international community stand by the laws the courts. and all yemeni lives as valuable as any other lives the decision was met with resistance a last minute compromise between western powers and arab countries including saudi arabia eventually made it possible experts say blocking the investigation could have led to more unwanted attention you see mounting pressure at the international level for this to go ahead at a level that the u.s. the u.k. saudi arabia who've been instrumental in the past really blocking this kind of investigation going ahead would struggle to justify their reasons for doing so right now along with the war an estimated twenty million yemenis continue to go
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hungry and a nationwide cholera epidemic is ravaging the country since april more than two thousand people have died from the illness the red cross believes there could be a million cases of suspected cholera by the end of the year but access to treatment is limited airport is completely sealed off on the three planes roughly are entering the i.c.r.c. plane m.s.f. and un plane and no other plane is coming in even planes that could do some humanitarian transfer of patients that want to get treatment abroad or something like that this is not possible so you don't have access to drugs and you're going to go out. to war in yemen is showing no signs of ending but the un's human rights council hopes the investigation will lead to a greater level of accountability on all sides caught c.l.o. prison. now dizzier. government airstrikes have killed more than forty five people and wounded dozens more in northern syria at least twenty five people died in italy
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province fighter jets also targeted hama and aleppo provinces where syrian and russian forces are battling opposition fighters. it's been two years since russia intervened in the syrian civil war and its involvement changed the dynamics of the conflict and strengthen the syrian president bashar al assad mohammed john june has more. in the northern countryside of homs a russian delegation attempts to negotiate a sation of hostilities at stake establishing checkpoints revealing the fates of detainees and introducing much needed humanitarian aid one more reminder of how strong a presence russia has in syria since it intervened two years ago in the very beginning of the operation the theme coming from the crown on this is one that this is going to be a shortened gauge month actually several months after the russians went then in march sixteen months that the object of the mission has been accomplished and
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russia's beginning it would draw a limited military mission may have been in vision when russia launched its first air strikes in syria but that soon changed the message now that now russia has a solid base in syria its naval base and darkness is being expanded we have also an air force powerful base in command me i'm. near the mediterranean coast and so russia has of course. in the mediterranean and so russia has a serious three foot hold in the middle east and that's frank's nato and that's more or less what it's told to the russian public that this is a great military success while you don't and hezbollah have also been instrumental in backing up syrian president bashar assad since the. beginning of the war it was russian airpower that changed the dynamics of the conflict giving us the upper hand . the establishment of deescalation zones in syria has become
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a priority for moscow but even with the presence of russian military personnel in various parts of the country it's still a question as to how they will be enforced still having solidified its influence in such a strategically important country in the middle east the cost of military involvement in syria seems to have been well worth it for russia. the mayor of capital san juan has accused the trumpet ministration of killing people with inefficiency ten days after hurricane maria devastated this u.s. territory could be months before life returns to normal histories of reports from. in the central mountains. and i he was one of the worst hit areas by hurricane the eye of the storm passed right through this part of the island. in the course my says she cannot help but cry when she things of everything she's lost.
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ok. i cry for what happened for what we lost but brenda is not alone many here are struggling to recover from the harry king people tell us that this area used to be filled with green trees but as you can see there's not many left in fact many of the houses in this area were completely blown away this for example is the only standing water left from this house. that we covered the efforts are underway on around the island the electricity grid was destroyed so the island is currently dependent on generators. for the hurricane was so strong that destroyed the old posts the new posts nothing survived we are all doing what we can to get the island moving again. at the town's shelter there are more than one hundred people left homeless they have lost everything they own the city's mayor has played a crucial role in organizing relief efforts private donations are paying in but
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more is still needed and. what we desperately need is water to continue providing people here with what they need we have some food clothes for them and now we need to see how we help them to get their lives back together what about it was struggling before two consecutive storms hit the island heavily in debt with high levels of poverty local authorities say they need help because we have three point five mainland of american citizens in need right now so we will need our fellow of different government to recovery program this will take years it's really it was it you were before the recovery effort will probably take months people like that in the gulf and i say they're bracing themselves for a long struggle. and he don't. wildfires are continuing to spread in southern california hundreds of people living in the path of the fire have been moved and firefighters say dozens of homes in the city of
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long haul out of risk there have already been more than forty thousand wildfires in the u.s. this year. the u.s. government has ordered sixty percent of its staff to leave its new embassy in the cuban capital have anna it's said to be because of specific attacks on u.s. diplomats which included the use of so-called sonic weapons more now from particle hangman. what happened here the beginning of an international mystery an american diplomat says while in bed in this hotel he heard a strong annoying hum only in that spot later he and twenty others would be diagnosed with a variety of symptoms from hearing loss to traumatic brain injuries some heard a noise others did not it's like something out of a spy mystery the name's bone. james bond ok maybe not that sophisticated still hollywood has had its share of sonic weapons. invisible wave stuff the incredible hold. even put iron man on ice.
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so what hollywood thinks out of weapons can do they really do that find out we came here to the university of maryland to ask an expert they would have known if you have a sonic weapon that causes hearing loss you know you were exposed to it there is no missing doctor d.d.a. do pray says it's easy to cause hearing loss with sound if you turned on the speaker in his lab he says i would be completely deaf pretty quickly the kind of sound that i use for the. would be just a few minutes jurors from so yes two minutes and i'm deaf or ever and want to you know that but he says to make that kind of sound you would need something like this military project he worked at called the mother of all speakers the size of a truck can't hide that in a hotel room because he would be next to impossible to have those kind of sounds be directed at only a few people right we're talking about in for cells they will shake the whole building if you're inside a building he says alter sound can cause that kind of damage but there is
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a reason it has to be pressed up against the body it doesn't travel well so that's probably not it the bottom line sound can be a weapon but he doesn't think it is the likely culprit in cuba meaning this international mystery continues but with real world consequences. al-jazeera college park maryland. australia is stuck in a time warp because of its coal energy policies that's according to the former head of a un panel on climate change australians are suffering from soaring electricity prices and power cuts now the government hopes it can improve this by extending the life of an aging coal fired power station. the owner of the oldest coal fired power station in australia says it's showing its age millions of dollars are being spent to keep the forty five year old little plant running before every times in five years but the government is pressuring operator a.g.l.
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to continue producing power for another five years beyond them saying it's key to securing electricity supplies a.g.l. is considering the request but says it would be better off investing in new cleaner technologies such as wind and solar so it's a natural progression of whatever anything comes to the end of its technical life you'd run the roller over whether you extend it or whether you. do something new in this but certainly the economics to lead you towards your goals being provided for energy and. you know very flexible efficient technologies providing that capacity the hunter valley north of sydney in new south wales is at the center of the energy debate here because it's a major coal mining and power provider the little power station is in muscle growth and the town's mayor says it's time to look to the future. if it is becomes a choice between extending little for an additional five years knowing that the jobs will come to an end at that point or closing it and repurpose ing it for fifty
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years of new generation power then that is clearly the preferable option. not only is the israeli government pushing to expand a prolonged the life of coal fired power stations like this one in the hunter valley it's also backing a new coal mine which if built will be one of the largest in the world. despite community opposition these trailing governments approved the multi-billion dollar indian owned car market coal mine but there are serious concerns about its financial viability the architect of the united nations paris climate agreement which agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions says. developing cold ones now makes no sense so you know if that project had been proposed in the year nine hundred fifty it would probably have been a good project to propose that project in two thousand and seventeen frankly it's
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like science fiction time warp except that science fiction usually looks forward this one is a science fiction that is looking back astray is expected to remain the world's largest exporter of coal for at least the next twenty years despite that abundance some power station operators see a future in renewable energy and reduced carbon gas emissions. al-jazeera brooke in the hunter valley. animal lovers in the philippines have had their pets blessed at a zoo in manila a priest prayed for and sprinkle holy water on three dozen dogs of various breeds as well as a python one of the zoo's main attractions next wednesday marks world animal day to help improve their welfare catholics also celebrate the feast of st francis of assisi the patron saint of animals. welcome if you're just joining us you're watching al-jazeera coming to you live
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from the head quarters here in doha my name's peter dhabi top stories for supporters of catalonia as vote on secession from spain occupying schools that will act as polling stations they say they want to protect their votes however the central government in madrid insists the vote is illegal and it will deploy police to block the ballot the united nations has agreed to start an independent investigation into human rights abuses by all sides in the yemeni war it comes as another saudi led coalition air strike killed five and injured six others in sardar province humans a u.n. envoy says his government will cooperate with the investigation of little who are either let them out or we had human real human the complex circumstances that yemen is going through requires from the council and the international community support so the government can fulfill its obligations with regards to human rights the yemeni government has always expressed its determination to cooperate with the u.n. in order to promote and protect human rights in. iraq is coordinating with iran and
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turkey to take over control of borders managed by the kurdish regional government kurdish leaders have refused to hand over responsibility for border crossings after monday's secession poll baghdad was the result of that vote a no. government airstrikes have killed more than forty five people and wounded dozens more in northern syria at least twenty five people died in it live province fighter jets also targeted hama and aleppo provinces where syrian and russian troops are battling opposition fighters. people in the indian city of mumbai are blaming the local government for a stampede that killed twenty two people the train station on friday they say they repeatedly warned city leaders about the dangers of a narrow bridge where the incident took place. the us health secretary has resigned after spending at least four hundred thousand taxpayer dollars on private jets tom price was donald trump's choice to the movement to get rid of obamacare.
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wildfires in southern california are continuing to spread forcing hundreds of people to leave their homes last more news on the web site is there for you all the time al-jazeera dot com up next is counting the cost with handsome i'll see you soon. on october the first catalonia plans to hold an independence referendum yet the central government insists it's unconstitutional and the courts have judged it illegal as the state crime down and cattle take to the streets where will this crisis and. for the latest. on has i'm sick of this is counting the cost on as you know your weekly look at the world the business and economics this week a red light as legal challenges grow we'll look at whether its business model can survive in its present form also this week.

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