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zero this is a news hour live from our headquarters in doha coming up in the next sixty minutes . violent scenes at polling stations and words of defiance on both sides as council vote in a referendum rejected by spain's government. in malaysia the trial is set to begin of two women accused of murdering the north korean leader's estranged half brother also this hour iran and iraq continue their economic retaliation against the kurdish secession referendum by taking control of the region's border crossings and after america's top diplomat visits china for talks on north korea a tweet from his boss says don't bob. thank you for joining us initial figures released by the council on regional government show a decisive vote in favor of secession in sunday's referendum but also indicate an
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unexpectedly low turnout meanwhile the divide between the regional government in basra and central government in madrid appears to have deepened after polls closed the president of the regional government chong's. said catalonia had earned its right to independence that was after at least eight hundred forty four people were injured across the region as far as police moved in to shut down some polling stations speaking from the capital madrid the spanish prime minister mariano rajoy said spain had shown it has the resources to defend itself from an attack as serious as this illegal referendum and in another sign that the crisis is far from over labor unions in catalonia have called for a general strike on to save john hendren has a report from barcelona. catalonia closed its polls in reopening a historic rift with spain. earlier catalans had lined up by the thousands
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devote many paying a high price for. the spanish national police in riot gear battered their way into one voting center after another. peaceful voters downstairs striking them with the tonton was promised confiscating ballot boxes. they did not discriminate by gender or age advancing on those peacefully protecting the polls sometimes retreating and sometimes clashing verbal ewood catalan is local most of the elite apparently over the use of force today the spanish government has demonstrated a shameless attitude showing that it's only through violence that they can get their message across the spanish state has always on such questions with violence and repression. the catalan people have won the right to an independent state which would take the form of a republic here at the polls election organizers used a special tactic they gave the entire voter registry to fall in place so that
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a police shut down was the only place voters simply went to another this ninety two year old voter remembers when the catalan language was outlawed until the one nine hundred seventy s. now she comes to vote only to be turned away by a system shutdown. i believe we will gain independence because we are sick of the current government that we have. this hundred two year old waited out several outages to cast her ballot. that is just outside the center of barcelona where residents proudly fly the spanish banner some catalans quietly oppose independence easier said. i lived here for sixty years of course they love catalonia it's where my children are where my family lives but there's no reason why we have problems with this obsession just. if i am and yeah and i don't think like the secessionist you know that i'm from the outside but then when i go to my family home i'm also from the outside so where am i from and what identity do i have yet the
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secessionist seem largely to have boycotted the referendum which the spanish government again declared illegitimate under spanish along you get. there was no independence referendum in catalonia today i'm the prime min. i'm the leader of the government and we have done what we have to do within but until we've only active in the little. when the voting ended thousands of defiant catalans remained outside to guard the ballots a long way a step into dover. as pedal and celebrate they and the government of spain continue a standoff that might have only just begun john hendren al jazeera barcelona and live not to compound hall in boston on a college the results were announced less and an hour ago what do the numbers say. folley i think the bottom line is that these numbers spell much more trouble ahead
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it depends on who is interpreted in these figures as to what message they take from it i think yes overall we see a ninety percent of those who voted voted overwhelmingly in favor of catalonia breaking away from spain but the problem comes because according to the figures that we have been given around forty three percent of the registered letter turned out to vote that means that well over hall for registered voters in catalonia either did not vote could not vote or boycotted the vote around one fifth of the polling stations that were due to open could not open because of the action by the spanish national police now i think what is going to happen in the morning is that the cattle i'm government according to the law that it passed its sell all this referendum will try and push ahead on tuesday and try and make
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some declaration of independence from spain but i'm also pretty sure that the spanish government will turn around and say that this forty two percent forty three percent turnout of the electorate is not a decisive mandate from the people of catalonia imply we're breaking away and i think then all sides will going to interpret why this turnout rate was lower than expected of course the spanish government will say that it is because kept lands on them favor breaking away from spain the cattle and governor i'm sure will turn around and say this was a success given the weight of spanish police action to try and crack down on this referendum and to draw and shut down the polling stations folly and we heard from both the central government leader the spanish prime minister and the cost line leader earlier this evening before the results were announced and it seemed like all of that neither side is willing to back down what is likely to happen in the
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next few days in the next few months and we are we in for a prolonged crisis. i think both literally and metaphorically the central and regional governments are talking different languages they continue to talk different languages and the fact that the voter turnout did not reach. the registered electorate in catalonia will only make this crisis worse decathlon government has said that it will view this result as binding it is under pressure now on tuesday to go ahead with a declaration of independence of catalonia from the rest of spain the spanish government will not accept that we have heard the cattle dorothy's calling on the european union to intervene and mediate perhaps this will end at some stage in negotiations but also adding to this whole part of the fire that the main labor unions here in catalonia have called
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a general strike from choose day to try and pressure this declaration of independence we're in for a lot more trouble folly thank you very much for that car cop and whole life for a c. in barcelona let's now bring in john ramon racine and his director of iberian studies program at stanford university's freeman institute for international studies he is via skype from palo alto in california thank you very much for being with us so these first results expected show a big win for the u.s. ward but the turnout is unexpectedly low how big of a setback do you think this is for the pro independence movement in catalonia can they still should they still go ahead and declare a unilateral independence. i would like to this the assessment that it's a very low turnout if my cigarettes are correct and they may not be but these are the leaders that i have there's. two and a quarter million that are there that have been counted and that's not including the exterior vote in the vote of people who are outside
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a couple earlier and who still remain to be counted. and roughly seems that about three quarters of the votes that were cast then confiscated you those figures and then we're talking full were fifty percent of the electorate and that's as has just been pointed out by your career span didn't. mean in a situation of extreme police violence of cleansing stations and also the call for the boycott of the referendum by some of the political parties opposed to. independence so the people who went to the polls and just just to pick up on what you're saying did the majority of catalonians vote and the people who went to the polls were the people who wanted independence in the first place where they i mean so how how legitimate does that make the vote if the majority of people even perhaps those who wanted independence didn't go to the polls. yes so you have to.
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say that the entire census is somewhat over flight millions of flight point three five point four millions. if you have to be a million people who showed up again that would be over an hour in any elections that's more than the meeting number and of course the question of whether or not those who were opposed to independence turn up seems to me to be a little bit of a tricky question at this point to thank us the current government made it very very clear very explicit that this was a binding referendum ok people had a chance though for or against ok as we waited to see a clearer picture as pause a number is concerned let's talk about what we saw earlier today in the catalonia region in boston at the images were quite extraordinary women being pulled by the hair and thrown down status how much do you think this has hurt the
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spanish government a central government image that the way the police have responded even though the prime minister has said they acted within the law do you think they handled the situation well or have they shot themselves in the foot with the way they have responded they have not violated the court order which was to prevent the referendum from taking place but within the proportional use of force and explicitly not to disrupt the lives of the people so the the social situation should not have been disrupted by the problems. i regard the they have indeed created an image that is not very good not positive for the spanish government when we had the castle on lead a car on the european union to intervene he said the european union couldn't look away because of what he called of violations that have been committed today he wants the international community to step in and mediate can we expect any outside
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involvement at this stage and how difficult a position does the european union find itself in with this crisis in spain you've been eating in is in difficult situations because it's statutes do not allow it to intervene in what they continue to say is an internal affair of one of the member states nevertheless the. the very foundation of the european union rests upon civic rights upon the non use of. militarized police force police brutality in this case of sort of the ins publicly against any of the citizens and let's face it with these people were going in barcelona and all of that when they was to go peacefully to the to the polling stations been demanding the right to cuss the vote on their future thank you very much for sharing your views with us from andres sina of the iberian studies program at stanford university thank you
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for your time and listen. now to the world news in a truce between colombia's government and the country's last danding rebel group has begun the national liberation army or agreed to the terms of the negotiations fail several times it's hoped the agreement will stand while talks for a longer term deal continue in ecuador and. the time. it's a first ever ceasefire declared by the national liberation army or. the last active rebel group in colombia and the first concrete step after seven months of peace talks to end its five decades of conflict with the state a historic truce but one that stamper at least for now. the new this doesn't completely end of the conflict with the e.l.o. this is temporary it is not a cease fire weapons are surrendered or where demilitarisation takes place the truce will run through january twelfth and may be extended if respected the start
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kidnapping recruiting minors and attacking oil routes and pipelines in exchange the colombian military will avoid confronting the rebels yet the group stepped up attacks ahead of the deal. since talks began with some sources government we have insisted on the urgency of this ceasefire because it stops offensive actions and brings important humanitarian relief to the colombian population. founded by radical cata the priest in the one nine hundred sixty s. the. peace with the government before making little progress in the capital news was met with relief and hope that the sides will comply with the terms of the truce . we leave this uncertainty in its peace process but it's definitely positive if the eleven wants to do its part to end the war it is great professor victor that says monitoring the truce will be important i really believe that the government as
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well as the national liberation army elaine are clearly. committed to respect women this is the most important point second one i would say this would vision of the united nations was as well as a catholic church on the third the pressure of the society in columbus our biggest moment in favor of the peace process and we are really pushed the parties to respect the women talks will restart on october twenty third in quito ecuador but the road to peace will still be long and complex a year land as soon as more hardline in its ideology and more divided in its chain of command compared with former fired gravels but there is hope here that this ceasefire will indeed help pave the way to end political violence in colombia. i saw has claimed responsibility for a knife attack that killed two people in the southern french city of marsay at the
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main train station there the attacker a man believed to be in his thirty's was shot dead by special forces police opened a counterterrorism investigation after the station was evacuated france's interior minister described the event as an awful tragedy and praised the security forces. and the paris prosecutor's office has been put in charge so the investigation is ongoing both on the local and national level the person who attacked the two young women who were killed was shot dead by soldiers from the city mail operation we have c.c.t.v. footage which will provide as we from asian the military reacted with great control police in canada say a man arrested over an attack in edmonton is a somali national with refugee status four people were injured when the thirty year old rammed into a traffic control barricade before attacking a police officer with a knife officers are calling the incident an act of terrorism after seizing what appeared to be an eyesore slide from the man's car. it is believed at this time
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that these two incidents are related based on evidence at the scenes and the actions of the suspect at twelve thirty eight a.m. today it was determined that these incidents are being investigated just as acts of terrorism under section eighty three point two of the criminal code. two women will stand trial on monday for the murder of cain. the estranged half brother of north korean leader kim jong il and they're accused of killing him by smearing a nerve agent on his face want to try to catch a flight from kuala lumpur airport in february florence we has more from the malaysian capital a murder so brazen that it shocked the world kim jong nam the half brother of north korean leader kim jong il was killed in broad daylight at a busy airport in quality of paul in february two women city i shot from indonesia and one t. one from vietnam will stand trial for his murder on monday police say the pair vx
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nerve agent a banned substance so toxic it's considered by the u.n. as a weapon of mass destruction on kim jong un's face experts believe each woman carried a separate component of the chemical to avoid harming himself. i mean. became so if you go rushing into the parlor with what's the way maybe that's the way. the two women have told diplomats from their home countries they thought they were taking part in a reality television show u.s. officials and south korean intelligence say the murder was organized by north korean agents according to the national anthem lee port. already. in a standing order to cute to law to condone. almost certainly will do but
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no north korean will stand trial for the murder for north korean men accused of planning the attack immediately boarded flights out of kuala lumpur after the killing interpol has issued a red notice alert which is similar to an international arrest warrant for the men one of the suspect who was detained by malaysian police has been released because of insufficient evidence the trial may shed some light on a murder whodunit that's caught the world's attention but there's also a sense that the mastermind of the killing may never be caught florence li al jazeera. plenty more ahead on the news hour including we're going to meet seventy five million dollars. in the next five to six much after visiting a ranger refugees in bangladesh ahead of the world food program outlines the scale of the help needed plus hundreds rally in hong kong against chinese national day
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celebrations and catalonia is biggest sports team plays behind closed doors fans are shut out of boss known as football match up the clashes over the referendum joe we'll have that in sports coming up meet. with. iraq says it is coordinating with iran to take control of border crossings from the kurdish regional government the measures designed to pressure the kurdish leadership into canceling the results of monday's secession referendum reports from the border town of pointing. this is one of two main border crossings between iran and the kurdish region of northern iraq now the kurds used to sell their crude oil to the iranians who would refine it for them before selling it back but it seems like tehran is acting on its rights and we've been speaking to customs all sources here who say certainly at this border at least all trade in oil and fuel the stocks
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. the transport of food in general goods is not being that. these trucks are waiting to cross back into iran having delivered their loads. and situation will continue we have made out a living going back home. we don't know if we will be allowed back to the county iraqi soldiers are expected to participate in military exercises with the iranian army on the iranian side of the border in the coming days. this is the closest town to the border many of the goods sold in the shops are iranian many of the people here are reliant on trade with iran. we are afraid of the referendum ignore the economic challenges we now face. many of the kurds here voted yes in the referendum but they are increasingly anxious about what further threats from iran could mean.
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the head of the u.n. world food program has visited will hinge on refugee camps in bangladesh and aid agencies are trying to help more than half a million people who fled the military crackdown in myanmar's rakhine states there's limited access to clean water and toilets and health workers fear it could be an outbreak of disease david beasley says bangladesh needs international support to deal with the crisis just for example the world food program we're going to need seventy five million dollars just for food alone in the next five to six much money we need access we need roads we need shelter we need support from around the world because you're talking about literal a humanitarian disaster if we don't get the support we need from health care to proper nutrition they say florence sanitation sheltering this could explode into trying to strive for humanitarian disaster is there
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a stand there child re has more now from one of the camps on the myanmar bangladesh border. i meant. the relieved distribution sense to be more active in lot of the camps were a visit the last couple of weeks this is far from a very different scenario two weeks ago when things were very chaotic since the army took over for the central distribution of relief and the traffic management things looks far better on the ground right now we have also seen presence of very high up u.n. agency people as well as international donor agency people taking part in distributing relief coordinating on the ground talking to monitoring things i spoke to the executive director of the world food program david bisley i oxon to share his experience on the ground he went to went to narrate to say what the refugees told him on the ground something like women and children crossing into bangladesh how they were shot at by me and my security forces i oxen if you need it what is most needed right now in bangladesh he said things to be ramped up more food aid is
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needed unless that's not done he expect more people thousands more are going just to cross over into bangladesh shortly and the international community to really speed up the aid process into this camp it's two years since the united nations adopted a resolution calling on sri lanka to ensure justice for victims of the civil war thousands went missing during the thirty year long conflict as president has announced the setting up of an office to look into those disappearances but critics say more needs to be done now fernandes reports from colombo are alone and. desperate desperate for news of her youngest son she says she was separated from him was fleeing the shelling during the final stages of the war. he called to say he was being held with thirteen others. it was the last she ever heard from him. this was my youngest child he was very close to us we can't imagine living without
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him he would always take me around on the motorbike so i never walked anywhere and now we have no one. push the rani is not alone she's one of hundreds of timers waiting for news of their family members who remain missing after the war they have begun a number of continuous demonstrations in different parts of the north it's two hundred days since this one started. they have to tell us that they must give us answers we will continue our campaign. setting up a mechanism to deal with such cases was among pledges made in the two thousand and fifteen un resolution. the office of missing persons was brought into being by prison might have policy racine or shortly before he attended the un general assembly last week pledges to create mechanisms for a trip commission and a judicial mechanism remain just that pledges from some privately owned land
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occupied by the military has been handed over but a sizable amount remains in military control. speaking at the general assembly the sri lankan president stressed that after a thirty year conflict it's a slow process. as a free and peaceful country we hope to address allegations and take on board suggestions of how we should deal with them during a slow but effective journey towards a clear target i ask for your support while we do that but not everyone accepts the president's claim a senior lawyer who has a number of warwick to clients says the commitment is lacking the family is very much. on the warpath. because the government is unwilling to take on the security. ultimately it is the army and the police. whom the people. alleging that they did this the un's human rights chief
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hussein has told the government that acting on the resolution is not a box ticking exercise to keep the council happy but an essential undertaking to address the rights of all its people. two years after the un resolution rights groups have complained of a lack of progress by the government says it will take time but thousands of families suffering in silence waiting for the truth of what happened and hoping for justice in a finance al jazeera. still ahead on the. find out why turkey's posting its military presence. lifting the ban on head coverings. with joe to stay with us.
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welcome to look at weather conditions across the americas now in north america we've got this developing frontal system giving some rain across parts of kind of them particularly eastern seaboard looking dry and fine showers down across the florida peninsula but we've got some snow across the rockies extending down through into the colorado plateau and as you head on through into choosing still snow very much still in evidence there calgary just five degrees as a maximum fine across much of the west coast east coast also looking very dry and fine but the central areas seen some quite heavy rain at times and heavy showers likely to be affecting the florida peninsula so let's head down into central parts of america we've still got some heavy showers affecting the on into the caribbean including puerto rico and up through the isthmus weather conditions are still looking pretty wet many of the countries here away from panama northwards towards mexico seen some quite heavy and prolonged spells of rain and that is likely
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continue as we head on through into choose day so surf america well certainly plenty of showers around for northwestern areas across venezuela colombia and southwards in terms of basin this frontal system is looking fairly active i'm going to find that gradually pushing away towards the east during the course of chooses a brighter weather to follow and should be some sunshine developing innocent. determined to live life to the full. i have very limited sight. but i can distinguish objects big and small and realize their ambition. but also. because america. today. follows for inspiring people in istanbul as they seek to prove that seeing isn't everything at this time. the most memorable moments with al-jazeera was when i was on air as
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hosni mubarak fell with the crowds in tahrir square. if something happens anywhere in the world. is in place we're able to cover like. we're able to do it properly. and that is our strength. in watching the news hour on al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories initial figures show a decisive vote in favor of catalonia secession from spain in sunday's referendum
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but also indicate an unexpectedly low turnout at least eight hundred forty four people were injured across the region as spanish police moved in to shut down some polling stations. i saw has claimed responsibility for a knife attack that killed two people in march says' main train station french police opened a counterterrorism investigation after the attacker was shot dead by special forces at the scene and two women will stand trial on monday for the murder of king john the a strange half brother of north korean leader kim jong un they're accused of killing him by smearing a nerve agent on his face while he tried to catch a flight from kuala lumpur airport in february. now the u.s. president has contradicted his secretary of state's handling of north korea dismissing efforts to negotiate over its nuclear program as a waste of time donald trump's comments come a day after rex harrison revealed the u.s. was using direct channels of communication with pyongyang mike hanna reports from
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washington secretary of state ricks to listen has been holding high level talks in beijing dealing both with north korea as well as the wider relationship between the u.s. and china is seen as a crucial part of a warm up in relations between the two countries and china would have welcomed to listens apparent commitment to pursuing a diplomatic track in dealing with north korea in an off the camera interview the secretary of state confirmed publicly that the u.s. was pursuing back channels in dialogue with the pyongyang administration. this was the president's reaction less than twenty four hours later i told ricks to listen our wonderful secretary of state that he's wasting his time trying to negotiate with little rocket man followed by save your energy rex we'll do what has to be done this is not the first time the president has publicly contradicted his secretary of state but given that to listen appears to his given his commitment to
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chinese leaders to pursue avenues of dialogue it's particularly embarrassing to the country's top diplomat and is often stated policy we're going to continue our our peaceful pressure campaign as i have described it working with allies working with china as well to see if we can bring the regime in power and yank to the negotiating table with a view to begin a dialogue on a different future for korean peninsula and for north korea this policy now reversed without consultation in a few thumb strokes and no matter how wonderful the president may describe his secretary of state ricks to listen is cutting an increasingly lonely figure in what is clearly a divided administration mike hanna al-jazeera washington of more on this i speak to hillary mann leverett who is a former u.s. diplomat and white house official she is eyes cry from washington very good to have you on al-jazeera again it's not the first time that donald trump has contradicted
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rex tillerson but even by the standards of the presidency this is quite extraordinary just how humiliating do you think this is for tennis and can he actually maintain his position after this. well it does appear to be extremely humiliating particularly here in washington and i would assume in other words we're all capitols the un precedented statement admission by secretary tell you send just twenty four hours ago that the united states has not one but three direct lines of communication with the north koreans is in our president and statement for secretary tillerson to make and then twenty four hours later were president trying to publicly undermine him is deeply embarrassing but as you say this is not the first time and it's instructive to think what happened to remember about what happened just in june when secretary tillerson similarly said that a diplomatic path dialogue what was what was what was needed between there and saudi arabia and the others they were seeking to block it doha it seemed then
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that president trump publicly undermined secretary of state television in the rose garden at the white house in front of all of washington but who won that battle secretary tellers and decisively won that battle and we now know in you know telephone calls between trump and you know king someone that they told the saudis to back up so secretary jealous it may be much more effective then than the public appearance would suggest ok so you don't think this is going to do her time but i wonder hilary why would the president do this why would he publicly undercut his secretary of state would he have consulted with him before hand. well it may hurt him it may fatally wound up secretary teller said there's north koreans may not negotiate with him the chinese the japanese the south koreans may not take him seriously because who knows whether president trump actually backs him up or secretary tillerson speaks on behalf of the united states on behalf of president trump so president trump has injected tremendous confusion and chaos into what
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should otherwise be kind of a normal diplomatic approach he may have fatally wounded him but on the other hand we do have now precedent of how secretary tillerson handled the saudis in what was seen here as a dire crisis tillerson one that won that match and trump is going to china just next month so i would be surprised if this was not somehow or mediated or calculated to put more pressure on the chinese and to show it show china their tribe is this really unpredictable figure to try to doesn't do more because of the north korea who knows what crazy trump will do and you know that does seem to be part of the show actually and that a president right makes no secret of that being his strategy right he wants this to this degree of not reliability to be in the discussion that was going to be my next question in fact on china as you've said i mean this breaks all the rules of diplomacy because rex tillerson had already said a policy on dealing with north korea saying that the u.s. was pursuing backed channels and dialogue with north korea and he clearly given
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assurances to the chinese what impact do you think this is going to have on u.s. china relations ahead of president tom's visit how is this going to affect his visit. that's been one of the most interesting relationships to see develop during the campaign president trying to get extremely hard line against china insulting them constantly on the campaign trail but since he's taken office he has really backed off all of them much the more offensive problematic statements and policies that he said that he would pursue these are the china he may have established and he claims to have established a very strong relationship and report directly with president xi of china we'll just have to see whether he is able to maintain that while publicly undermining his secretary of state saying the is extreme things about north korea we'll have to see how his trip in november to china goes it's going to be extremely important as it
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is always very good to talk to hillary mann leverett thank you so much for joining us and from washington thank you thanks for having. now the u.s. president has called critics of his response to the disaster hit puerto rico quote politically motivated in great powers down goods are running low and some families remain spit up nearly two weeks after hurricane maria hit follow two sisters on a journey to find their missing father. and try health failed have not heard from their father for more than ten days he lives in the central mountains in an area that was among the hardest hit by the hurricane gas is difficult to find these days that's why when neighbors gave them some they decided to go and find him. before they go. their ways to get there we're. trying to go there and find them he lives in one of the most remote areas of puerto
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rico if i spent a year in there. there when i was a child this is the strongest one that so far we headed to was always in the center of the island there is no electricity no communications here nobody knows how bad the situation really is. normally you go in there. and everything is green and. all these big trees are beautiful and now it looks very. very sad but once there we were told we needed to take another road. so should be over there but this is what's happening all around. covered with bridges that collapse now heavy machines are trying to clear the road so people can start moving freely around the island. were able to cover part of the trip by road then we have to walk through the mountains. some houses are destroyed and this is
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how many are trying to locate their read. this day's neighbor told us that they been seen a little light going on at night so we're thinking they are turning on their small electrical panel and this is really good news but even though they lived here most of their lives things have changed since the hurricane there used to be a small road here but it's now completely covered with trees so they're trying to find alternative ways to make it there in spite of the difficulties they say nothing will stop them from making to their old home half an hour later they start calling out and there are signs that things could be ok shortly after they found what they searched for. were alive were alive my girls don't have health ed says he has been living here for forty seven years. what authority call has been devastated by a hurricane by for these two sisters the wind and the rain were not able to take
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away the people they cherish the most hideous i will just. what. turkey has opened a military training camp in somalia just days after thirty people were killed when al-shabaab tried to stormed another base in the country. is attempting to overthrow somalia's government to million dollar camp or train local forces to stem the group's progress. reports. this is turkey's largest overseas military training camp it is in the somali capital mogadishu thousands of somalis soldiers and others will be trained here the campus part of turkey's africa to help the government tackle armed groups like. portents in combating terrorism and security of sea lions in africa it is a great potential to contribute peace and stability in the continent and the muslim
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world a strong will surely take on the task of fighting terror groups nested within africa . two hundred turkish officers have been deployed to the base which houses three military schools and other facilities. for the time being fifteen hundred military personnel will be trained here during the first phase when they finish the training turkey will provide the necessary military equipment turkey's involvement in somalia has increased over the last decade turkish companies n.g.o.s and charities have expanded their operations here the turkish government is investing in roads and facilities security health and education so mallow officials how welcomed turkey's involvement. in turkey also has its biggest embassy in africa here in somalia it was opened by president at
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a time when security in somalia was very fragile turkish brothers are working very hard and supporters in every way possible so that somalia can stand on its own last march a suicide bomber targeted the turkish military base said it was behind the attack and a circuit expands its military presence in somalia there are still manage challenges to overcome. al jazeera. a ban on full face veils has come into force in austria muslim groups have condemned the law which the government says is a protect austrian values the law all face coverings with specific exceptions for things like surgical masks worn in hospitals and fancy dress up cultural or cultural events anyone breaking the ban faces a potential fine of nearly one hundred eighty dollars. fifty if you have been told of i believe in lightman tolerance and liberality in truth what is happening here is
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a massive oppression of women and with this background i think it's right to say that there are limits i think we have made our position clear i'm absolutely a peace with myself about the ban. if you question no this no i think one can question it best place saying well you can't force liberty on women will say but we are free to take our liberty but if forcing such a law on us. as many as forty thousand protesters have taken to hong kong streets in defiance of china's national day they call for more democracy and an end to what they call the political persecution of china's opponents devika palin has more from hong kong. marching against what they see as government oppression but with a very specific demand adding to the chance for democracy calls for hong kong's justice secretary to step down they say risky and recent decision to retry and jailed protesters and activists created the city's first political prisoners. we
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witnessed in reason mothers how the secretary for justice abused his political position to make sure that those who fight for justice in hong kong would be ended up in prison activists call twenty seventeen a punishing year for hong kong's democracy movement in august three former student leaders were given jail sentences for storming the government grounds during the twenty four thousand protests that triggered a seventy nine day occupy movement government prosecutors are now bringing public nuisance charges against the co-founders of the occupy movement and since last year the government has removed six elected pro-democracy politicians from hong kong's parliament and residence here is a special ed as chair i am how come people face a lot of loss of political suppression which you're saying i must tell us totally
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ridiculous and totally against basic human right and democracy these protests also marked three years since the start of the umbrella movement which has proved to be one of the biggest challenges to the central government in beijing but since then many here say the rights of people who live in hong kong have been eroded there have been many protests this year but there's a heightened sense of urgency at this march people here say the best march is particularly significant given the government's recent actions they feel they could be arrested. for being at this protest despite this family's and people of all ages braved the three kilometer walk through the heat and heavy rain. i think the next generations will suffer even more because of the government i find it strange the chinese leaders from the communist regime a trying to govern hong kong like the rest of china but the two and not the same. organizers say it's the reason they held this protest on october first a day which it highlights unity in china hong kong is the only place where people
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can still protest freely under china's one country two systems policy and they want to make sure it remains that way. hong kong. jumping for joy this jockey set a record at europe's richest horse race that's coming up in sports next with joe. a new year and moving and many new developments for this chinese religious fledgling democracy the village is retrieved but approval is fleeting frustration grips the us and as the saga of the fall result is a. close call. for a six point. five years. china's democracy experiment at this time.
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to meet. half. half. an arena where every. time for sports has joe. thanks very much for catalan referendum has also had an impact on sports bassline
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a spanish league game against last palmas had to be played behind closed doors because of the clashes between police and voters there was confusion is found is key to enter boston as new camp the decision was only made a short time before kickoff also which is a voice in support for catalan independence had originally asked for the game to be perspiring but were refused by the league they released a statement saying the club condemns events which prevented citizens exercising their democratic rights to free expression and a match finished three notes of all slender who continue to lead the league but defender gerard piqué was in tears after the game over events off the page so you. feel i am catalan and that something today more than ever i feel proud of the cattle and people they behaved in perfect fashion just as they have in the last six or seven years there hasn't been any acts of aggression so the national police and civil guard has had to come and behave the way they behaved i think that a lot of people in spain are against the events that have happened in catalonia the
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truth is they believe in democracy i can say that if people in the spanish football federation think that i am a problem then i'll step aside and leave the national team before twenty eighteen and complete contrast of also known as victory in a silent stadium real madrid fans turned out in their thousands waving spanish flags in stands of the team's match with espanyol now they were protesting against catalonian independence while went on to win the game to nil. no of help manage all savannah celebrate the twenty first anniversary of his arrival at the club they meet bryson to know it's a safe if the point behind north london rivals tottenham but only beat evanson one know while the new consul drew one one with inevitable and if our players continue to defy us president donald trump with an ongoing protests against racial inequality during the national anthem three players from the miami dolphins knelt at london's wembley stadium at that game with the new orleans saints they then
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stood for god save the queen the saints knelt before the anthems that quarterback drew brees believed that team's actions were appropriate yeah the decision to kneel on the white prior to the anthem and then everyone stand up together you know a number want to show solidarity and unity for us as a team but listen pays respect to all that pays respect to the cause. of social injustice and inequality and it pays respect to the flag of the united states of america and that's that's that's i think i hope that that's the way it came across today was paying respect for all. upcoming formula one star max fished up and has won the malaysian grand prix racing out chamish ship title leader lewis hamilton while ferrari sebastian vettel put on a brilliant show for a small reports who. after turning twenty on saturday max pushed up and didn't realize the celebrations were just about to begin. starting
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from the third on the grid the rebel driver quickly pulled away from pole sitter lewis hamilton and took control of the race. meanwhile sebastian vettel saved the day for loring after losing to me right in and moments before the race vettel put on a brilliant drive going from last place on the grid and finishing in fourth. but a bizarre incident after the race could put a dent in the germans title hopes. a collision between him and williams lance storm a slowdown lap smashed the rear left side of his ferrari for fabric for saturday if the gearbox needs to be replaced vettel could be penalized by places for the next race the way it was pushed up and who proved to be the dominant force in malaysia winning ahead of hamilton for his second career when red bulls daniel ricardo took the final podium position the do my own race you know the car was unbelievable i
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had faced any of the speed up the way i sped up and that's amazing you know it's a very tough race but of course incredible to win and i feel good but i think we've got some work to do with the car obviously we didn't have the pace a this weekend so the store to do the still races ahead of the summer we can to show wind. damage in fleadh has now increased to thirty four points ahead of vettel the race continues next sunday as the f one heads to japan for a small al-jazeera. sunday marks a milestone for international basketball as a longstanding rule banning head coverings is officially lifted the change was approved earlier this year after a sustained online campaign and now one of the key campaign is trying to promote the participation of muslim women in boscobel leasehold when reports. we've got to come home here because you know. and just slipped on it's
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a new look for basketball and for muslim women who play across the world by haarp the start of new opportunities after a long standing campaign that he job is finally allowed in the sport. in leicester basketball players from across the u.k. can together as they try to form the country's first women's team emboldened by the rule change on head coverings that was approved by the sport's governing body feeble earlier this year i think we're going make a big difference and is of even for the young kids they can see those as well as to be able to give us one job some of what i speak at school i used to actually stop for two years because of a job and didn't play and now when i heard about the bond i actually decided to go back. as my dolly is the woman behind the new team is the falcons she was also one of the drivers behind an online campaign promoting the rule change using petitions and the hash tag feeder allow he job. right now but gradually in the
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elite sports we're going to see a mom for girls in basketball playing with a job in college basketball for example in america and basic. causes a chronic made her name noir and by designing the modest swimwear known as the book amy she first made the he g.b. in twenty eleven give it to that cupboard you know fiddling around with your he job which is a scar you know it just stays in place and allows you to perform the best allowed any where the receiver of the phone or feeble or any school. company to understand that this or the home by anyone and it's not going to cause any has it so crannies donated the he g.b. to the falcons the squad a full of ambition they want to raise money for kids to play basketball in iraq and syria and promote the participation of muslim women in the sport. that doesn't mean that this whole connotation of all this time i wish the press was when they see a plane and we're going to double laughing and joking
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a full four times about the boy oh ok she smiled ok she got bored ok wait the problem for the full feed this decision doesn't just benefit muslim women turbans will now also be permitted on caught but for the falcons it's not just about them but about the younger women who will now have every opportunity to reach the top homan al jazeera jockey frankie dettori has won europe's richest horse race for a record fifth time he was on hot favorite unable to lead most of the printed out to triumph and pulled away in the final seconds of stars was second while ulysses came third to tory's victory makes in the race is most successful jockey it also caps a memorable season for navel in which she secured five consecutive group one wins. the usa have won golds presidents cup for a seventh consecutive time they beat the international team with the new burger clinch the point they needed for victory meanwhile the final round of golf's new
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zealand women's open has had to be disposed of to london because of treacherous weather conditions this was overnight you develop mozo on the seventh hole when she was almost hit by advertising hoardings during a strong gust of wind. and that's always support for now more later joe thank you very much for that site for this news hour on al-jazeera but do stay with us plenty more world news coming up after this short break. with.
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it. was. a new television station in afghanistan is turning 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 theme is for those mothers some bosis on those wife's living in afghanistan there's all this talking about their lives but they didn't see anything in a nation where education was forbidden for girls as recently as two thousand and one and 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
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the corner of our homes we have to go forward and develop ourselves and help bring peace and stability to our country. for the congolese the journey to what all of our means unimaginable hardship i prefer to live down because they knew i got the call came to. life and live in a dangerous journey through the jungle i fell into the rail and nearly died. our children go to school and live because of the trade. risking it all the democratic republic of congo at this time on al-jazeera. was. hiding scenes at polling stations and a bitter political standoff as police crackdown on the capital on referendum dismissed by the spanish government.

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