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need to ensure that the does not get in gates and he. has the turkish military force in the coming days or weeks in the northern part of the culture but this is quite significant military developments in a country that has been engulfed in a conflict for almost six years now. now british police say an incident outside a museum in west london was not terrorism related eleven people were hurt when a car mounted the pavement outside the natural history museum in south kensington that is a site popular with locals and tourists leave barca is outside the museum forest in west london and leave this car crashes it appears to be now of course some alarm didn't it. certainly did it has just been confirmed by the met police here in london that this was indeed a traffic incident a collision here on what is a p.c. junction on exhibition road just for the down here and cromwell road it did cause
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a tremendous amount of alarm precisely because of where it is next to the victorian albert museum and that full history museum in the science museum on a saturday this is a part of london that is heaving with tourists heaving with locals and of course the city is no stranger to violent attacks that have led to fatalities so what we have seen is an incredibly rapid police response we saw armed units here we've seen in the last couple of hours forensic teams combing the site picking up possible evidence but what we have now established according to the police was that this was an unfortunate incident eleven people are being treated according to the london ambulance service nine people have been hospitalized and it does look like as if this cordon is about to be lifted possibly within the next half an hour or so to allow this part of london to return to normal people are wondering why there was such a big response to what is essentially now
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a traffic incident we must remind people that the u.k. really is under a safe. it is precisely of what we've seen up and down the country not only here in london where we've seen four attacks but also just adding a fifth a lot of people have lost their lives in peripheral incidents that and there is a tremendous amount of sensitivity and concern from the ordinary public as well the police here in the capital and most certainly not taking any chances this is a key area close to embassies not just the museums there are armed patrols in this area anyway and they responded very very quickly i think it's also interesting. that the driver of this vehicle was pinned down to the ground by pedestrians what we believe were some security guards working in the buildings nearby the put the public got involved in what they thought was fortunate possible terrorist incident unfolding clearly that is not the case for the police we're
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a little bit cautious initially about what they made public saying initially that the person had been arrested and then detained and now of course clarifying that this was a collision rather than anything more serious or sinister yeah everyone very relieved to have her in west london thank you. are you watching out as they are still ahead on the program and matter to them and hundreds of millions of dollars in secret bank accounts to tell you about the new corruption ikea sanctions being leveled at the philippine president. preserving religious freedoms and a time on women americans are divided over the president trying to use contraception. however the weather is set fire across the middle east now the showers that
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a bit lurking around the caspian sea the black sea still a chance of some well. coming into turkey as we go on through the next day or so you can see the showers that just using across the western side of the country edging a little further east was for monday the levant find interesting lovely weather around the eastern med and there we go with settled weather across a good parts of iraq iran pushing down into the arabian peninsula so that that will continue to be just getting up to thirty six celsius here in doha on sunday maybe even a touch warmer as we go on through monday more pleasant weather coming through a little more cloud down towards asylum end of the rage about think it should stay fine dry and sunny dry and sunny to cross a good part of southern africa but still some lively showers they can see the sweater weather spilling out into the eastern side of south africa some shop showers a possibility could see some rather wet weather but for many as you can see it does look settled dry and sunny the showers will intensify spread out
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a little around the eastern side of south africa as we go into the new working week meanwhile. central parts of africa some heavy ones into uganda maybe into kenya and across a good part of the gulf of guinea. welcome
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back and reminder of the top stories here on there are tens of thousands of people gather in the cities of madrid and barcelona only to talk to the spanish political crisis triggered by last weekend's the session vote. turkey says it's backing syrian rebels in a major operation against al qaida. in. out terrorism as being behind a commission outside a museum in west london one person has been detained after a comment to the pavement injuring at least eleven people. last minute campaigning is being held in liberia ahead of a presidential election to find a successor to ellen johnson sirleaf you standing down after two terms she says
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vote will be the third says the country's fourteen year civil war and it. was africa's first female president when elected back in two thousand and five but as. critics say her reforms have been too slow. mount coffee hydroelectricity project is already generating twenty two megawatts of electricity to the power grid . one of liberia's infrastructure success stories. the challenge now is to improve the distribution system to get the electricity to consumers. johnson is forced to use generators. to power use to food processing factories. it would be a lot better because one electricity costs a lot cheaper but also in terms of labor cost like the liberal it's more efficient if you have electricity the government says it is invested in infrastructure but a lot more could happen that the more highway speeds to the border with guinea the
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road open up dozens of towns and villages. of goods and services but many areas in other parts of liberia have waited for the similar if. it seems like they will continue to wait even longer of their dreams of good. government to greece they were missed opportunities but a foundation for growth has been laid the image of our country was restored and then before we can measure some of the me work is done with restore an infrastructure in the services in our country by her good legacy is peace stability and in the building of our country that was. before she came in but the president may also be remembered for promises she hasn't kept a few months ago she admitted to parliament that i government failed to keep corruption the employee. for the. past. and that is what many say has restricted you to do more as president.
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so we have a. lot of fishes and their relations have been accused of stealing tax revenues and. only a few. at the end of the ellen johnson sirleaf you know it's only a few months away no one knows what lies ahead but liberians are already looking forward to the next chapter of their lives. several hundred protesters have defied a battle rallies in central moscow to stage a demonstration against the president allies of the opposition activists alexina valley way flags and help calling on vladimir putin to retard the process of being mixed in cities across the country including. iran's president has delivered
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a message to the u.s. president saying the twenty fifteen iran nuclear deal is irreversible has and rouhani said his country had reached benefits from the deal but not even ten or donald trumps could rollback sanctions on iran's oil exports and other industries were lifted as part of that nuclear deal. today of the united states violence the nuclear deal the entire world will condemn america. whole all that we have managed to stabilize our nuclear roads our people would always do that as there are a million the road we have proven that's an illegal road at the united nations and in the world of diplomacy. bangladesh's prime minister says her government will continue to support range of muslims who fled violence in neighboring me and more shaker siena says authorities plan to build temporary shelters for the refugees who now number almost
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a million with the help of international aid agencies united nations has warned it's bracing for a further exodus of refugees from a.m.r. to bangladesh. residents in the u.s. gulf coast from louisiana to florida bracing themselves for hurricane mate which is expected to make landfall on saturday as a category two storm evacuations have already begun in some parts of new orleans a state of emergency has been declared in the states of alabama louisiana mississippi and twenty nine florida counties tropical storm has already battered central america killing twenty eight people in flooding and landslides but the u.s. vice president is trying to reassure people in hurricane hit quite a ricoh that they haven't been forgotten many of the island's three point four million residents are still struggling to get basic necessities. i bring you greetings. and matt who was here just two days ago. the forty fifth
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president of the united states of america need to say we are with you to day even be with you tomorrow we need you every thank you or many put a ricans are worried about what will happen to their communities they point to residents being forced out of parts of new orleans after hurricane katrina as property developers did she have reports from san juan. thank the presence of the u.s. military and emergency contractors' can be felt around the convention center of someone and in the tourist districts yet still over two weeks since hurricane maria made landfall almost all for puerto rico is without potable water ninety percent without electricity. like many neighborhoods we visited no one we spoke to from the low income san juan neighborhood of can you imagine kenya that seen any federal
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personnel helping to rebuild. eventually community leaders did ask the federal emergency management agency for topps to temporarily cover the eight hundred houses here without grooves but when a fraction of that amount was supplied so were the bribes are too small or too small not long enough yet not long enough yet yeah. penya has a well organized community infrastructure that's been recognized internationally most recently winning the un's world habitat award. after the hurricanes of one nine hundred twenty six and twenty eight and during the great depression the mangroves around the mountain penya channel was illegally squatted by those fleeing the impoverished countryside for san juan through robust community organization the twenty five thousand residents living here now legally own two hundred acres of this land but their suspicion that authorities will use the aftermath of maria and the increased risk of hurricanes and flooding as a result of climate change to get rid of this community altogether.
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explains why this area is prized by developers who like the residents here have long been waiting for the promised dredging of the club channel intersecting it. all of san juan barry will become an ambitious tourism and economic development project that links the city basically. it's happened before this was once the low income neighborhood of tokyo and san juan situated near a waterway authorities ever think to the residents claiming it wasn't feasible to live on a flood plain or whether the city then built expensive housing office blocks on the puerto rico coliseum on the same land evan says he will not let that happen to her community and can you. not want that to happen to us that's why we created the interest to protect ourselves it's well documented that after hurricane katrina in new orleans developers swiftly moved into have a low income communities and replaced them with hotels and expensive water from the
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problems but the residents of can you say they're aware of the dangers of post hearkened relief and reconstruction and that they're ready she had her time see al-jazeera can you know martine ten. the philippine president has accused the opposition of trying to destabilize his government an investigation was launched into rodrick of the country's finances before he was elected last may. and reports my president would be good to thirty is accusing opposition members of plotting to this that belies the government detectives says or buds month conchita carpio morale is and supreme court chief justice lord are part of a wider coalition that includes the liberal party and the leftist movement both were appointed by former president benigno aquino the leader of the opposition liberal party. more or less his office is investigating allegations that secret bank accounts containing hundreds of millions of dollars he acquired in his decades
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old stint as mayor of davos city in the southern philippines denies the allegations and impeachment complaint filed against supreme court chief justice has been deemed sufficient by congress the majority are allies of the third to. surrender is accused of committing irregularities in her statement of assets and liabilities a document that declares a government official's personal wealth said and his lawyers say the allegations are baseless charges are. absolutely with. the facts and. do not even constitute. under the constitution you want the ground there to has recently challenged the two government officials to resign with him. at least started it i did not start this rocco's critics see that it is
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actions as a ploy to silence them sen line of the dba a long time opponent of the purpose policies. on drug trafficking charges a case mostly based on testimonies of convicted illegal drug traffickers. came from. decades of being a local political leader without realizing it. the nation is different from the city of buffalo has become very defensive which. critics say deterrent to is chatting on dangerous ground they say he's attacking institutions that investigate corruption and bad governance or uganda's ations like the supreme courts and the ombudsman that must remain independent and free from any political interference in dog on al-jazeera manila. millions of women in the u.s. may no longer have access to birth control to the health insurance under new rules
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brought in by president trunk and the company claiming to be morally opposed to contraception can now have the benefit removed from the employees covered previously only religious organizations have been exempt so i'm asked for reports from washington d.c. . it's a move that could impact millions of american women the trump administration is rolling back on obamacare mandate requiring insurance coverage for contraception the white house said effective immediately a new rule allows employers to refuse contraception coverage based on religious or moral reasons this is a president who supports the first amendment supports the freedom of religion i don't understand why that should be an issue the american civil liberties union was quick to respond it filed a suit in san francisco saying the rule violates the separation of church and state and discriminates against women but while the courts may exempt some employers from
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providing contraceptive coverage their workers might still get it anyway really they put a duty on the government to step up to the plate to provide a way for. the people who potentially stand to lose for them to get that coverage in another gesture to the religious right attorney general jeff sessions issued a number of broad guidelines aimed at protecting religious freedom one. and says religious organizations should be able to hire workers whose religious beliefs are consistent with theirs critics say that could allow some employers to discriminate against the l g b t community and others but for president trump the guidelines are a reaffirmation of the commitment he made to evangelical voters who swept him into office and who he continues to court free speech does not end at the steps of a cathedral or a synagogue or any other house of worship we are giving our churches their voices
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back we are giving them back in the highest form with this executive order we also make clear that the federal government will never ever penalize any person for their protests did religious beliefs but these moves could set the administration up for another long battle in federal court diagnosed or broke out zero washington african artists have long been considered outsiders yet their work is among the most talked about in the world collects is announcing african also is an untapped market and it's looking to fair in london to try to get the hands on the right investment pace. ah exploding with color and energy london's african one fifty four feels like it could bust out of its conservative home at somerset house it brings together
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hundred thirty artists from the continent under one roof from the chair of mozambique sculptor gone column a buddha using leftover weapons from the country's civil war to the intricate cubist drawings depicting frenetic life in the democratic republic of congo. each room feels fresh but only for western audiences says founder. it's always emerging from the west you know where they're not so emerging you know when you talk about artists who are extremely established on their in their country in their continent so this is what we're trying to change as well as obviously changing the narrative changing the history and make sure that african artists are included in the new art history when it should have been for a long time many of the pieces here use found materials seedpods electrical wire plastics from the political pieces to pure fun this painting by god an artist god for dunk or sold for twenty three thousand dollars bought by saudi collector who
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saima tybee as a strong depiction of black empowerment collecting is a very selfish part of kind of the process of loving art so you want to give something back you want to share and i think that's part of what we do in the heart of our culture you know being from a tropical african art as a kind of an art movement is under represented in kind of the article which is something we thought we should give them kind of a platform nigerian artist. describes himself as a folk artist this one is called son of the sword and the cape thieves really the idea is we have this like uncomfortable feeling that something has been stolen its values have been stolen people's rights been stolen many through. there's so much that scene that we thought was in place. so many pieces in this fair deal with the issue of identity like this one by alexis pesky and he's covered his portraits in an armor of nails
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a technique that he calls accu painting type of acupuncture to help heal the trauma of age old discrimination. the market for this art is strong and there's only one way for it to go charlie and to al-jazeera one hundred. undermind of headlines on al-jazeera tens of thousands of people have gathered in the cities of madrid and barcelona as tensions rise over catalonia secession vote they're calling for talks to diffuse the political crisis which could see the wealthy northeastern region split from the rest of spain catalan official say their regional parliament will abide by the results of last sunday's referendum the people of the will of the people need to be respected for a single reason there is no alternative to this we tried for years to enter into negotiations with the state no once you're in the positive manner. was the only
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answer and this by this the people went to vote freely the market in peacefully and that is what the parliament of catalonia needs to acknowledge we have two projects here one is democracy the other one is repression of violence which one the people. turkey's president. says a major operation against al-qaeda linked fighters has been launched in italy a province anger is now sending its own forces into but is backing syrian rebel groups from the turkish side of the border much of it libya is controlled by tata al shaab an alliance of factions led by former al-qaeda affiliates. british police have confirmed an incident outside a museum in west london was not terrorism related one person was detained after a vehicle mounted the pavement injuring at least eleven people it's the final day of campaigning for liberia's presidential election twenty candidates are competing to replace alan johnson sirleaf standing down after. tuesday's vote will be the
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third since the country's fourteen year civil war ended russian police have detained one hundred opposition activists as anti-government protests take place across the country the most the allies of the opposition leader alexina valley way flags and demanded lot of mir putin stand down as the president marks his sixty fifth birthday and those are the headlines here on al-jazeera stay with us next it is inside story but i. saudi arabia and russia have been rivals for decades and on opposite sides on many issues the saudi king says story visit suggests
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a new relationship why now and what does it mean for the middle age this is inside story. a welcome to the program and hasn't it is the first visit by a saudi king to russia and a recognition of new realities and shifting sands in the middle east he said man and president vladimir putin have a number of issues at stake from the war in syria to the global price of oil investment deals worth billions of dollars have also been signed some argue to visit reflects the growing russian influence in the middle east they've agreed on the importance of fighting terror but it's not clear what that means when it comes to events on the ground is what their foreign ministers had to say usually yes it's obvious that the fight against terrorism means that we have to fight extremist
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ideology which well known to saudi friends and we wish we very much that our contribution to these efforts will lead to good constitutes contributions by russia to peace and stability in the islamic world and also to good work on the islamic council to heed to civilian mattered less as far as syria is concerned we are certainly cooperating closely with russia in terms of the opposition and the scheduled rounds of talks in geneva and of course we fully support the talks in a stunner and the need to make sure we preserve territorial integrity and sovereignty. so what are the key issues for the two countries while they've been backing opposite sides in syria's war saudi arabia supporting rebels fighting syrian president bashar assad's forces while russia and iran have sided with asset it's that connection russia and iran that worries the saudis king sandman has told
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president putin iran must stop interfering in middle east politics two men also sign deals worth billions of dollars on military hardware including anti aircraft and antitank missiles systems and the two largest oil producers will further coordinate their efforts to stabilize crude prices so let's bring in our guest now here in doha we have to him for i had he is an associate professor at the institute for graduate studies joining us from moscow nicholai circle of a foreign policy analyst at the russian international affairs council and in delaware in the us via skype lawrence korb a former u.s. assistant secretary of defense good to have your with us so nicholas circle let me let me start with you then how significant is this visit for russia is it a recognition of their place now in the middle east.
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well you've described the situation correctly it is a break through and it's a recognition by the so at least by the so it is of the new russian role in the region so it's a very important step because now russia will be treated as an equal partner and an important play in the region so that was the case and besides we have very interesting deals very important deals in economy and arms trade so all things are very important but i think the most important issue will be of course mutual understanding about syria because without sodhi help it won't be easy to or it won't be even possible to reach a political solution which is certainly necessary. lawrence korb how is the u.s. going to be looking at this given that given the state of relations between. russia and the u.s. right now are they going to be happy about the prospect about that the fact that
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saudi arabia the saudi king ally of the u.s. for so many years is on a visit to moscow well how do you ask is obviously not half enough you course and but one thing the the saudis are helping the russian economy by buying all of our all of their own sorrow arms it also recognizes the fact russia has been supporting assad who the u.s. now remember president obama said you know i saw a sign assad must go well also russia is also selling on shark to iran and working with iran and syria and it also goes against the u.s. interest and finally the two of them working to keep our oil prices not hurt the world economy and the u.s. economy. abraham how do you see this then is this is this an acknowledgement not
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just of russia's growing infinites in the middle east but with regard to events in syria. the reality that. saudi arabia is going to have to perhaps concede that. bashar al assad will remain in power for the forseeable future well it's rare to find the three guests and inside story are all on the same page but this time it happens i think we're all on the same page we're all agreeing that this is a recognition of the new russian role in the middle east and i think this happens for two major reasons one is that russia has emerged as the conflict resolver of the middle east conflicts especially given the kid that received managing successfully managing so far to its own interest the conflict in syria after geneva failed a stand led by russia is making progress and the other major reason actually russia built with the billeted in the region that it's able and willing and supports its
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allies even autocratic allies in these countries all the way to the end no matter how much the price is going to be like as again the lessons learned from from syria russia goes all the way in supporting autocratic regimes and this is especially important to link it to the current visit of king solomon is that we have to keep in mind that preparations for succession in saudi arabia is happening . as searching for support of power transition to his son after actually the love the very good lessons. drawn from the war and the gulf crisis so for russia to be at this particular stage i think the more support to the succession that saudi arabia is preparing and that's what also contributed to the motivation of. can we also see is perhaps as saudi arabia trying to hedge its bets you know
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just kind of diversify its international partnerships because it's no secret that they've not been happy with the i mean you mention the gulf crisis they've not been happy with the trump administration's position on this i say trump and ministration of president trump himself. and and perhaps this is a way you know by getting closer to russia this is a way of kind of hedging their bets well there's definitely the kiss specially saudi arabia has been very frustrated of the u.s. administration's position on mideast conflict for eight years during the obama administration and finally after the obama administration was pleased with the trumpet ministration they thought that things changed this is that's why we saw the riyadh summit and the trump supporting of saudi leadership in the region. and when the crisis the gulf crisis happened saudi arabia was very frustrated again the not receive the support that i was expecting to receive from washington d.c.
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where the split in the american position between the establishment and the office this actually weaken the saudi position not strengthen the position in the gulf closers and that's again russia and they've given these circumstances image's as the party that goes all the way in supporting their allies and their autocratic regimes in the region and that contributed to the frustration of the relationship with a worse lawrence korb what about the optics of all of this you see that the saudi king traveling to moscow for the first time just months after president trump flew to riyadh earlier this year of course and lavish praise on his saudi hosts. well i think president drove us to recognize what charles nicholson said of the resigned conferences in the world war one nations don't have permanent friends or enemies they have permanent. interests and so obviously
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a lot of countries have been traveling to russia including israel prime minister netanyahu was there the if your plans have been there so a lot of countries are going to russia so the united states is not have happy happy with this particularly as you mentioned after president drunk went to riyadh and lavished praise on the on the saudis announced that the saudis were buying a lot of you know a lot of them american arms as well so they're not happy about it with there's really not much they can do with it given the complexity of the situation where for example we're on the same side of russia in fighting isis looks different than you know dealing with with assad around the same size with russia with the iranian arms deal the saudis are not not happy with with that and as my colleague go have just mentioned when it came to the g.c.c. split you had president trump saying one thing secretary jealous of the secretary
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matta saying something else close to concerned about the basin in doha so i think what this says is a very complex world it's not like the cold war where you had everybody else one side and everybody on another and we're just going to have to sort these things out nicholai circles it's been suggested as well the saudi arabia on this visit would have been trying to get russia to rein in iran's influence in the middle east because of the fact that you have russia and iran fighting on on the same side and in syria but all they are they overstay things russia's ability to do that. well first of all. clearly concerned with russia's arms sales to iran and that's why i think they will definitely want to establish a better understanding between two countries so. it looks we heard about this
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visit it looks like an attempt to lure. russia from iran camp to the soda can but actually russia is trying to be as neutral as possible russia is following not only political but also the economic interests and russia is trying to diversify actually the best option for russia is to work with both sides with iranians and with this so it is probably even to act as a mediator certain sears' but generally there are now. several areas for cooperation between the russians and the saudis it's not on the syria. the saudis are also satisfied with russia's position towards yemen clearly there might be cooperation in libya so of course both countries are supporting support in egypt the current government of egypt so. there is not only iraq iran is also in their agenda but their gender is much broader than that.
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even fred if i could turn back to you about the crisis. i also wanted to mention the crisis in the g.c.c. russia has actually taken a very neutral stance towards this crisis in the g.c.c. neither it's supported neither of the parties it is being treated as. an exclusively do mastic for the from the duty point of view matter and we're neutral and this is also very good. this is asserted factory position from the point of your of a year out so in many cases we are actually partnering now let's put that abraham then what role can russia play in resolving the g.c.c. crisis can they be seen as an honest broker first of all while a lover of mid two visits to the gulf in the past three months actually went to
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saudi arabia and one to qatar has made very clear position as taking a neutral position over the crisis i don't think that russia can be a direct mediator in this crisis i think we have a good mediator and player that kuwait who brings legitimacy of mediation as a founder or one of the founders of the g.c.c. and part of the g.c.c. here but legitimacy only does not solve a problem it needs power because it's easy for russia and it's easy for the partners saudi arabia qatar and others to see nor took away it but it's not it's not easy for them to say no to russia or to the united states so what's what can be russia do given these circumstances i think can provide power. to the legitimacy of that brings i think with a combination of power and legitimacy it can be an influence or of an impact can be made here especially that the u.s. again the vision on the position of the of their position on the crisis has
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weakened the mediation so this is something that russia can do. of strongly support think they log the solution and the gulf crisis and i think this is something that the us is unable to do that but i can contribute significantly to a lost cause what role does this visit play if any in resolving the current g.c.c. crisis well again i don't think it has very much to do with it at all because as it's just been pointed out the russians have been neutral the united states has taken a very confused position i think because of my colleague just mentioned it's going to have to be concrete like a way for example who are going to mediate this and remember as you all know this is not the first time this has happened so hopefully this will end because right now nobody is is is is winning here and the longer that this goes on the more
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difficult this going to be to confront the real challenges like for example dealing with isis comic to some sort of agreement on not ending the undoing the syrian civil war the whole question of kurdish independence which is come up given that given the vote given the fact that turkey also is involved they're buying weapons from moscow right now but they are siding with the. against the saudis so the longer this goes on i think it was difficult going to be to establish some sort of stability in the region yet nicholas circle what's the what's your view on that could this be a basis for. eventually coming to some sort of settlement on the on the conflict in syria that that that russia and. saudi are seeing more seeing eye to eye more on this. yes i think it will be it will
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guarantee a progress in the near future firstly because there so it is are clearly supported in their stand up process which can bring a cease fire and then we will have more fruitful negotiations in geneva because this is what is our support in geneva one agreement and their support into the un security council resolution which is the basis for the whole settlement process and besides which is even more important this so what is are now working on sending to geneva a unified delegation of the syrian opposition as you probably remember. their opposition was very often split and there was no chance to make a deal so this audience are clearly pushing for their position to form a unified delegation and which is more important i think this odious might support russia's position that should stay for a while at least for the transition period because well from the russian point of
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view there is no replacement for bashar al assad right now if we. if he resigns then the whole state might call ups and this is not this is very dangerous in even when despite the fact that the isis is clearly weakened by the recent events still there is this danger so. i think. cooperation between russia and saudi arabia may actually bring really significant progress in geneva and this is very important death will bring us a political framework for us for the settlement what's your view on that if there is a recognition in sight the saudi leadership that. has said for better or for us is is here to stay in syria what influence could they have on the on the groups that they're supporting us on the ground against. the shall i say i think this will have this step has. four major points. is expected to the king some as expected
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to make progress number one is syria too will succeed too unlikely to succeed the doors that will succeed syria i think the two positions between saudi arabia and russia has never been close on syria and i think they both need each other and syria russia needs saudi arabia in syria because needs out of coverage for its political solution in syria and saudi arabia needs russia in order to push for their allies to be closer to be in the future and enjoyments and syria and i think they're also going to make progress on business relations between the two countries this is likely it's unlikely that trip will succeed or make significant progress on iran because i don't think russia is willing to abandon iran or to make significant changes in its position and the other one i think the gulf crisis i don't think russia is also willing at least for now to change its neutral position on the gulf crisis so i don't think progress will be made on these two fronts lawrence korb
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what's your view on this areas where they can find common ground but others where there's differences remain. there's no doubt about the fact that they can find common ground on syria because i think even russia wants to stops you know spending a lot of money there it worried about potential flashpoints like the killing of the the russian lieutenant general supposedly by american backed syrian democratic forces and that as my colleague in moscow said there's no one to take assad's place at least in the short term so yes they can they can work there but other area is going to be very very very difficult to work for other than keeping the oil price prices up by russia working with opec so those are two areas they could work on others are going to be very very difficult particularly in dealing with the ram and it's going to be very interesting to see what happens now if the president should
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decertify the uranium deal this week how that plays out in the in the region yeah what's how do you think that's going to play out then nikolai set off. or if you mean if you're a question about the about the iranian deal i think that russia will do its best to keep this deal go in because it was worked. for from our from the russian point of view it's the best solution for the current crisis otherwise there will be only a new set of sanctions and further arms race growth of tension in the region in the gulf region which is dangerous for all the parties so we don't we we are actually doing our best to avoid this kind of development i want to think too much of the top i had was these are two of the biggest oil producers. in the world and
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they both agreed this year on trying to stabilize prices. house how important is that for for both of them given that they are a huge part of their economies well this is a very important. many announcers cycling the visit to stabilizing gov prices however i'm not sure actually this was at the core of the issue because actually this was this issue was sorted out much before this happened and russia and so that whatever to reach an agreement they both maintained and they both are working together and stabilizing prices i think what will happen is that business on that success i think they will more i think expect that will be more business relations with that it's an oil or credible collaboration or other areas will develop will come out of this and i think riyadh saudi arabia will be with
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that also sending a message to washington d.c. . is that there is an alternative if the u.s. doesn't support the way it's expected to support some of the positions and i think for that this is so that it will be very careful to make progress on the business relations as well yeah lawrence korb if there is a not so subtle message here being sent to to to washington how should or should the u.s. respond to this going forward. well there's no doubt about the fact that the saudis are sending a message to washington as we've discussed before you have been the standard some of the trump people on the whole question g.c.c. question saudis never did like the. the iranian deal so the question becomes then what happens and i think this is going to be a key week because a president trump should decertified the deal then obviously the saudis would like that they did not like the deal in the first place i don't think
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a lot of other countries in the region would like it the united states would wipe to you know get out of the out of syria they just wanted to fight isis president trump as he said did not want to get involved in nation building and then of course we have the whole question of yemen which you know basically it's the iranians and the saudis you know with u.s. help to the saudis contending over what's going to happen there so i think this is just one step you know very very complex process that's going to go on for quite a while where are you going to see both sides maneuvering for their own best advantage all right we are going to have to leave it there thank you to all three of you nic lawrence korb nicholai circle and ibrahim fi had thanks very much for being on the inside story at thank you as always for watching remember you can see this program and again any time by visiting our website edges in a dot com and for further discussion you can go to our facebook page that's
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hello everyone i've. come to this news hour live from london coming up in the next sixty minutes police arrest more than a hundred people involved in anti putin protests organized to coincide with his birthday. a calling for unity and a pool for dialogue thousands rally across spain the common cause a peaceful solution to a deepening political crisis. turkey's president announces an operation to rid syria's province of al qaida linked fighters. and sport will have all the latest from world cup qualifying we're gonna have suffered a huge blow in their campaign. and had given their hopes of automatic qualification
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at the big to win over luxembourg. in russia have detained more than two hundred activists across the country for taking part in opposition rally. in some pieces broke sixty people were detained and police moved in to break up the demonstration it was one of at least twenty seven held to coincide with president vladimir putin sixty fifth birthday the biggest was in moscow where several hundred people defied a ban on protests in the city center the demonstrators support the opposition activists and putin critic alexander the valley who is right now serving a twenty day jail term as. chalons that really tell us how this day has played out so far certainly there have been some arrests in the last couple of hours. for the city it's kind of been a tale of two cities in russia today yes there were protests taking place in urban
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centers across the country but sits the focus on moscow and some petersburg of course to two of russia's biggest urban centers which take center stage and the differing approaches i think of your storage season in these two places in moscow where i was this afternoon watching the demonstration unfold there was a very softly softly approach from the author it sees the police not making any arrests that i could see basically stand back standing back and letting the several hundred protesters shout their slogans and do their thing well the pictures that we're looking at in a moment from st petersburg show a different approach there that is for them a putin's hometown it was where he was originally hoping to be attending the rally but of course he ended up in jail a few days ago and won't be released for some more days to come there the police were you doing their traditional thing basically putting people in the back of
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police vans carting them away that's the kind of thing we've seen before and we didn't see in moscow today yeah and rory is suddenly those process they do seem to be as big as the ones we saw earlier in the years what does that say do you think about the challenges facing the valley now and of course his political ambitions he'd like to run for the presidency. yeah it's interesting i mean i don't think we can make judgments at the moment about whether these popularity is on the wane or not i think we'll have to wait for more demonstrations to tell but certainly the turnout today was was much much smaller than it has been. rallies in the summer and before that in the spring i was of both of those demonstrations and they were numbering in the in the many many thousands up to possibly ten fifteen thousand in moscow certainly now what's that about we don't really know the moment but i think it might have something to do with the fact that snow valley is call to come out
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and protest today was made specifically about himself and his detention his ability to run in next year's next year's presidential election and conduct a normal political campaign when he's called people out into the streets before he's been asking them to come in protest against corruption in russia now protests protesting against corruption in russia is something that russians can get behind no matter what their political stripe because corruption is something that affects pretty much most people but by making it about himself today i think he was appealing to a smaller quorum of people basically appealing much more so than the valley faithful and less to the average russian all right so one child's life there in moscow for us thanks very. now tens of thousands of people have rallied in madrid and barcelona to call for unity or spain suffers its worst political crisis in decades the demonstrators want talks to be helped when officials from the north
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eastern region of catalonia which is pushing for secession and spanish leaders say last weekend's referendum on a suspect from spain was illegal john help is in barcelona. it's all in the hands apparently at a demonstration in barcelona the fluttering gestures of openness and peace. let's talk they say in spanish and in catalonia the language of this region pushing to secede. but not all catalans want to break away many prefer a spain united to protest here mirrored by large crowds in the capital madrid what this shows is that whatever was happening was actually there on the fire somebody was put under and alberto have just married at the town hall of course the square from the regional government headquarters there happy they say to share their union with calls for national unity in spain i personally
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think that he must remain united car i also think that everybody has a right to choose what they want to be where they want to be run by leaving us as the crowd gathered outside inside we spoke to catalonia as foreign minister so they will of the people needs to be respected for a single reason there is no alternative to this we tried for years to enter into negotiations with the state no one shirt in the positive manner repression was the only answer and despite this the people went to vote freely the market and peacefully and that is what the parliament of catalonia needs to acknowledge. we have two projects here one is democracy the other one is repression or violence which one the people. will put a solution that a solution. that's. the answer to all the people not just half of the people there
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in jerusalem as i think we need a space to express ourselves in the middle of such a polarized situation where both governments are taking us to the brink of disaster themselves. so some are searching for a way out of this political crisis before it gets worse social media posts suggest a large pro unity demonstration planned for sunday may be disrupted by pro secession groups raising the warrior prospect of more violence join a whole al-jazeera barcelona because cern is growing over the affect the political standoff is having on the spanish economy it is the fourth largest in the euro zone several companies including buying so already relocating their operations campana whole reports from barcelona. in the winding streets of barcelona bike tours a big business but yes there are those says she's worried the hostile political
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climate could scare off tourists especially those from the rest of spain. all the spanish people. got there and people are spanish people so it's more a problem of the government not enough. tourism earns billions of dollars and sustains thousands of jobs but it's just one part of catalonia is buoyant economy if the region breaks away it'll take twenty percent of spain's g.d.p. with it places like the dark will sign post this is a former textile mill now a university in state of the art media center it's a sign that catalonia has weathered tough economic times but is innovative to survive. a rise in is one of those innovators this by a pharmaceutical company is running clinical trials on a new drug for alzheimers but it is one of a growing list now moving some operations out of catalonia. we cannot risk being in
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a breakaway republic with no automatic access to the european union we need to have certainty that there is not going to be a regulatory change in the regulatory and the understudies of the company as i'm a sponsor of the trial so we decide to move i were. to madrid yes the economic fallout has caused the benchmark ibex thirty five stock index to see saw barcelona traders activity trade say the market outlook is volatile it best they warn the entire spanish economy could crash if wealthy catalonia succeeds in declaring independence. if you take that part from the spanish economy it will construct a lot of the g.d.p. it will mean force phone going through depths of one hundred twenty or even one hundred thirty percent for now the economic wheels are still turning but madrid and
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barcelona must either reconcile or agree to an amicable divorce if not this political crisis could herald an economic disaster call pennell al-jazeera barcelona spain or there's plenty more still to come here on the news including british police confirm an incident outside of london that injured eleven people was not terror related. bangladesh's prime minister promises her continued support for the rest. and women's tennis has a new world number one details later. first turkey has announced it's starting an operation in syria's province isn't sending its own forces but is backing syrian rebel groups from the turkish side of the border the turkish president. says turkish soldiers haven't yes and the area
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much of it live is controlled by terry al shaab an alliance of factions there headed by a former al-qaeda affiliates. speak live now to hashem alba he's on the turkish side of the border in gaziantep so how to explain what's been happening on that border area and how significant an operation this is. felicity what is happening right now the right highly border crossing is basically a build up of turkish military forces and free syrian army quiet. or. willing to preparing to launch a major military offensive to take on to haiti the sherman live the first phase of this operation is going to be basically the free syrian army leading the fight against the heavy the shan with the turkish army providing just sisters intelligence gathering and maybe using
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a. tertiary to break the defense lines of to hear the show potentially paving the way for the turkish military to cross into. and secure the city as part of a deal that was signed last month with turkey and russia in a stand so this is quite significant this is going to be the second case of a turkish involvement in syria after the euphrates sealed operation started in two thousand and sixteen and but still we don't know what would be the how much time is it going to take the turkish army to be able to secure the whole area just how difficult an operation is this going to be one of the challenges ahead for the tech shalmi. and its first statement reacting to this operation to have said that its fighters are determined to repel any attempt by the free syrian army or any other force trying to take over live
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province and they also warn that the it live operation is not going to be a picnic to have either sham is one of the most powerful organized and armed rebel factions operating in syria they control the whole province of idlib now for the turkish army and. to be able to secure it if we have to go a long way into those areas a deep involvement could be an extremely delicate operation for the military the second major development challenge for the turkish military is the town of three and all the border with turkey which is still under the control of the. coalition of kurdish factions turkey has been insisting that the north should be free of kurdish military factions turkish because it cannot afford to see itself at the same time fighting to how do the sham and also kurdish factions on the border so i
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think they are trying now with their own lies with iran and syria to try to work out the details of this very delicate military operation but this is definitely going to be a turning point in the fight in syria because it lib remains the last remaining hold for the rebels in syria if they lose it that could be the beginning of the end or at hashan. there thank you. let's turn to the fight against eisel in iraq because the group has been forced from the northern town of who we were they fighting continues in surrounding villages for the kurdish peshmerga says hundreds of isis fighters have surrendered as pro-government forces advanced strafford reports from davis in northern iraq. shia militia forces of the iraqi army target eisel fighters close to the town of who we should. the battle for what was i saw last urban stronghold in northern iraq is over but fighters still
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occupy villages to the west of the city eisel has been using car bombs to attack the advancing pro-government troops relative we destroyed this car bomb before it hit our convoy now our troops continue towards the village of freon which is strategic because it will help us secure the center of how we judge but there are many idees ahead. i still set fire to oil wells to try and make accurate coalition air strikes against them difficult most of these men are fighters with the iran backed shia militia known as popular mobilization forces or to the shah be the eisel sign reads we are hitting you hard you persians who reject the true faith. i still turn this building into a surreal court to impose that distorted interpretation of laws on society when they saw we were approaching a towards a building and fled. villages welcomed the pro-government troops thank
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god you have liberated us says this man a few kilometers away kurdish peshmerga make sure no eisel fighters escape it was thursday evening when the iraqi prime minister hyderabadi announced that the battle for how we was over now made a kurdish peshmerga defensive position here the peshmerga telling us that the smoke you can see on the horizon here is because shia militia groups in support of the iraqi military are lighting fires in i still controlled areas trying to flush out the last remnants of the actual fighters from this area since the operation against i still in how we just started on september the twenty first the peshmerga say more than two hundred i saw fighters like these have surrendered here. i saw now only control small areas of iraq near the syrian border government forces in the coalition say they are prepared for what they hope will be their final fight. al
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jazeera northern iraq. by prime minister says her government will continue to support range of muslims who fled violence in neighboring man on shaikh a singer says the government plans to build temporary shelters for the refugees who now number almost a million with the help of international aid agencies united nations as well and it's bracing for a further exodus of refugees from a man to bangladesh. well access to humanitarian aid is a problem for all those sheltering in bangladesh where conditions are getting worse . has more from a refugee camp in cox is bizarre. the rinder refugees that you see in this very long line beside me they have been waiting here for hours today they are hungry they are desperate they are waiting for food distribution much needed food distribution and many of the ones we've spoken with they're concerned that by the
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time they actually get to the tent where the food is being distributed that there won't be enough left over for them this really speaks to the magnitude of this crisis a crisis that the u.n. is calling the most urgent refugee crisis in the world right now conditions in camps like this is the could to prolong camp and cox's are there absolutely appalling nobody expects they're going to get better any time soon now bangladesh's prime minister has said that this country will continue to support these refugees but the fact of the matter is aid groups communitarian organizations they're very worried about the flow of aid into this country they're worried about the international community not donating enough for this cause and everybody we're talking to just is not seeing that this is going to get better any time soon. people along the u.s. gulf coast from louisiana to florida bracing themselves for the effects of harken mates which is expected to make landfall on saturday at concerts category two strength evacuations have already begun in some parts of new orleans and
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a state of emergency has been declared for the states of alabama louisiana mississippi twenty nine florida counties the tropical storm has already battered central america killing twenty five people and flooding and landslides. well the u.s. vice president is trying to reassure people in hurricane hit puerto rico that they haven't been forgotten many of the audience three point four million residents still struggling to get basic necessities. and bringing green. here just two days ago. the forty third president of the united states of america to say we are with you she didn't need to eat. you tomorrow night we need you every thank you but many puerto ricans are worried about what will happen to the communities
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they point to residents being forced sounds of parts of new orleans after hurricane katrina as property developers need. report. thank the presence of the u.s. military and emergency contract is can be felt around the convention center of someone and in the tourist districts yet still over two weeks since hurricane maria made landfall almost all for puerto rico is without notable water ninety percent without electricity. like many neighborhoods we visited no and we spoke to from the low income san juan neighborhood of can you imagine kenya that seen any federal personnel helping to rebuild. eventually community leaders did ask the federal emergency management agency for topps to temporarily cover the eight hundred houses here without grooves but when a fraction of that amount was supplied so what the roads are too small or too. not long enough not long enough yet yeah. tenure has
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a well organized community infrastructure that's been recognized internationally most recently winning the un's world habitat award. after the hurricanes of one nine hundred twenty six and twenty eight and during the great depression the mangroves around the mountain penya channel was illegally squatted by those fleeing the impoverished countryside for san juan through robust community organization the twenty five thousand residents living here now legally own two hundred acres of this land but their suspicion that authorities will use the aftermath of maria and the increased risk of hurricanes and flooding as a result of climate change to get rid of this community altogether. explains why this area is prized by developers who like the residents here have long been waiting for the promised dredging of the club channel intersecting it. all of san juan berry will become an ambitious tourism and economic development project that links though a city. that's happened before this was once the low income neighborhood of tokyo
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and san juan situated near a waterway authorities ever think to the residents claiming it wasn't feasible to live on a flood plain or whether the city then built expensive housing office blocks on the puerto rico coliseum on the same land evan says she will not let that happen to her community in kenya. communities did not want that to happen to us that's why we created the law on trust to protect ourselves it's well documented that after hurricane katrina in new orleans developers swiftly moved into have a low income communities and replaced them with hotels and expensive water from the problems but the residents of. say they're aware of the dangers of post hurrican relief and reconstruction and that they're ready she ever tansey al-jazeera. british police say an incident outside a museum in west london was not terrorism related and that people were injured when
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a compound to the pavement outside the natural history museum in south kensington site is a popular attraction by things like. tourists the foka has. it's been described by british police as an unfortunate traffic incident but it did cause a tremendous amount of alarm when reports of a vehicle mounting the pavement at twenty past two local time first surfaced we now know that around eleven people were treated according to the london ambulance teams that were here on site nine of being taken to hospitals but it is the location that perhaps rang alarm bells very early on we're at a key junction a key thora fair here in london next to the victoria and albert museum not far from the science museum and the natural history museum there are also several embassies around here and the police were very quick to arrive on scene some of them armed some of them specialists offices in the last few hours we've seen forensic teams on
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the ground as well of course the u.k. is no stranger to terrorist related incidents there's been several in london worn in manchester a lot of people have lost their lives and most certainly the author on this occasion we're not taking any chances. unemployment in south africa is at a fourteen year high with almost forty percent of young people unable to find work but an altar partner ariel spirits is keeping food on the table for some and their hopes of a better future a life tony page has that story from johannesburg. is a natural salesman he gets by selling goods from the back of his principal. becomes a problem now of survival to say now if i don't do this what am i going to do you know and then that's when the crime mindset starts coming in that's when the negative things starts coming in and i want him to come and have a look. it is. many young people have no choice but to create their own
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opportunities south africa's unemployment rate is the worst it's been for fourteen years thirty eight percent of fifteen to thirty four year olds can't get a job africa's most industrialized economy expanded by only zero point three percent last year due to a drought local model t. prices and weak demand for its main exports despite lots of promises neither government nor the private sector is creating enough jobs so many don't lose hope but there are some initiatives aimed at teaching young people how to be employable and how to foster their own entrepreneurial spirit this is the thing in print festival where teenage is a pitching their business plan the idea is that they can't rely on anyone else to fulfill their ambitions the festival was created by a young entrepreneur to cause a joy for me it's not about a degree it's not about waiting for financing from some government governmental
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institution is about looking at what you have in making that work for you right now with context and mentoring some of last year's winners at the festival and now exporting their products and employing other people entrepreneurship may not solve south africa's youth unemployment problem but it is creating jobs and perhaps more importantly hope tiny a page out of their johannesburg. stay with us still to come. for a form or a politician for. the liberian president ellen. to rebuild it. because they. find out who. won.
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whether a set fair across the middle east. was that have been lurking around the caspian sea the black sea still a chance of some wet weather coming into turkey as we go on through the next day or so you can see the showers just using across the western side of the country edging a little further east was for monday the levant find interesting lovely weather around the eastern med and there we go with settled weather across a good parts of iraq iran pushing down into the arabian peninsula. that will continue to be just getting up to thirty six celsius here and on sunday maybe even a touch warmer as we go on through monday more pleasant weather coming through a little more cloud down towards a southern end of the region but i think it should stay fine dry and sunny dry and sunny to cross a good part of southern africa but still some live you can see the sweater weather
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spilling out into the side of south africa some shop showers a possibility could see some rather wet weather but for many issue can see it does look settled dry and sunny the showers will intensify spread out a little around the eastern side of south africa as we go into the new working week . central parts of africa heavy ones into uganda maybe into kenya and across a good part of the gulf of guinea. egypt is now china's third biggest trading partner in africa more than ten thousand chinese are living in cairo i wanted to see the permits in september one thousand nine hundred five i came with my friends to egypt many started a small traders but are now successful in business shit jane when i began to do business in two thousand and three or two thousand and four at the time it was small but then it began troops babbage al-jazeera world meets the growing chinese community in egypt egypt made in china at this time when the news breaks.
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the street. and the story builds. much better marketers. when people need to be heard they thought they were american until they broke the law now they're deported to cambodia al-jazeera has teams on the ground to bring you model and award winning documentaries and live news on air and online. welcome back under mind at the top stories here on the out is there an easy russian police have detained more than two hundred opposition activists as anti-government
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protests take place across the country. tens of thousands of people have gathered in the cities of madrid and barcelona for talks to resolve the political crisis triggered by last weekend's the session vote in catalonia. and turkey says it's backing syrian rebels in a major operation against al qaida linked fighters in if the province. let's return to our top story now that is russian police detaining one hundred opposition activists across the country for taking part in bandra. please with me in the studio is that it divulge and she's a russian analyst at i.h.s. that's the global information strategy company thanks for coming in to the studio and how concerned do you think the valley and his supporters will be that these rallies these protests were far smaller than the ones that we saw in russia earlier in the year well i think the point is now to make sure that there are people on the street despite the pressure despite the heavy handed treatment by the police it is a message to the thought is that we are here and also it is
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a message that the young people are not afraid and they they if they continue coming onto the streets so are the majority of his supporters the majority of those people out almost streets today tends to be younger russians i think you'll find people from different generations there are of course people from older generation who are unhappy with the levels of corruption and they do not buy the official propaganda that all the problems that russia has are because of america and and and europe but most of the people are so younger generation and young professionals well who who do believe that russia is part of the globalized world and russian economy is part of the globalized economy and this is not so we can't just have an iron curtain and go back behind the this curtain and believe that you can survive. this these are these are suited to motivation and of course having a normal country where you have a public space to people because the rise of
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a band i guess is quite difficult isn't it to gauge the level of support for me i mean there have been some analysts suggesting that perhaps his influence was was waning what do you think i think from the government perspective we really have to accept one fact that these protests are happening also because the government to a degree with the authorities are along this to happen this is a very good too to sort of measure the level of discontent social discontent amongst the public how many people are ready to come out on the. risking their jobs most of the time does jobs our government or public sector jobs which means there will be record questions from the tens as well so the the authorities also have to be cautious because they cannot afford to have a large number of people on the streets because this will encourage others to come out so it's quite interesting it's basically the government allowing some protests to happen but so the reasonable number of people manageable levels
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not something that we've seen in two thousand and twelve we now have president putin who's sixty five today is it possible to assess how popular he is right now compared to the last what fifteen years or so. i think he remains popular genuinely popular for a number of reasons for lack of choice most of the time some of the russians will look back to their history and most of them in their lifetime they haven't really seen a leader who brought stability and economic prosperity. they seize disregarding the fact that it just happened so that oil prices shot up war during his presidency and the middle class the most and so forth so he doesn't have much competition when it comes to recent history of russia even the past hundred years the second factor is the propaganda machine you don't have debates on public channels where
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people will question heyse his effectiveness who will say if you are so powerful president how come we're still. seeing widespread corruption why is it that we don't have enough funding for health care why is it that the prices the inflation is in double digits well we're not really seeing any increase yet in real disposable incomes in fact there are still falling so there are a very tough question. but you won't see them and because the message is controlled and because there is a refined machine of controlling this public relations with a wider audience beyond the western citizen must go in and stand peter because of these and add to that the foreign adventures of the past five years that brought some having a big influence is the on the world stage he's seen are of course no one again
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during there are no open channels to question what exactly ordinary russians gain by effectively losing ukraine or going into syria what exactly does it mean for ordinary russian again who is seeing a thrill disposable incomes shrinking what does it mean to be a global power you don't have that space so these are all supporting the high ratings that putin enjoys and i do think that is genuine simply because there is distorted information there that voting on really good to get your views thank you and thank you. a kurdish court tasked with reviewing the results of a kurdish the session referendum has approved the outcome of the september the twenty fifth vote ninety two percent of the people in the kurdistan region of northern iraq voted to separate from baghdad the iraqi prime minister body has rejected the referendum and called on kurdish peshmerga forces to work with his
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troops to fight i saw. in northern iraq. reports. the daily grind learning military tactics against elusive enemies under the baking sun this training session is about detecting suspects and suspicious vehicles. make sure no one is wearing a suicide vest and the car is not rigged says the trainer a threat to soldiers here know all too well many of them were children at a time when just going to the market in this part of iraq near the border with syria could be a deadly trap there all sunni muslim arabs who are proudly serving under the kurdish banner. we saw the kurds did and what the government did the kurdish areas are safe there is no security in places like baghdad we prefer to be with them and i also need to do the same. there is
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a sense of newfound purpose and identity among the soldiers here. ever since the fall of saddam hussein in two thousand and three this area was taken by various armed groups including and i and the tribes here frustrated by the lack of support from the central government in baghdad had only one choice left just seek protection from the kurds. and. the man i career soldier still remembers when it was too dangerous for anyone in uniform to be of the streets he survive several attempts. i said yes to the referendum and yes to independence i used to say my country is iraq united. but after the central government ignored us and let iceland i changed my mind. the tribal leader to kurdish president masoud barzani for help now they fully backed the referendum for secession and. joining the kurds it
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doesn't mean we forgo all arab roots the kurds who represent the real. sectarian with baghdad we are less than nothing not even second class citizens. this border area was controlled by the iraqi government in baghdad up until two thousand and fourteen when the kurds ever lived. iraq's prime minister threatening to retake control of similar areas but increasing numbers of sudanese are calling for further disapprobation. there is no other choice but the division of iraq each live in the area. unity is an illusion we told the arab countries there is no more iraq this will put an end to sectarianism and we are aiming for a sunni autonomy region the kurdish referendum other minorities. their place in iraq after. the failures of the baghdad government to be inclusive it's
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difficult to see how the iraqi flag will be raised here once again. nor did iraq last minute campaigning is being held in liberia ahead of a presidential election to find a successor to ellen johnson sirleaf standing down. she will be the third since the country's. africa's first female president when elected back in two thousand and five but his. critics say reforms. mount coffee hydroelectricity project is already generating twenty two megawatts of electricity to the power grid. one of liberia's infrastructure success stories. the challenge now is to improve the distribution system to get the electricity to consumers. johnson is forced to use generators. to power his two food
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processing factories. it would be a lot better because one you know just because a lot cheaper also in terms of labor costs like the liberal it's more efficient if you have electricity the government says it is invested in infrastructure but a lot more could happen that the model via going to highway speeds to the border with guinea the road open up dozens of towns and villages easing transporting of goods and services but many areas in other parts of liberia have waited here if. it seems like it will continue to wait even longer to have their dreams of good. government to greece they were missed opportunities but a foundation for growth has been. the image of our country was restored and then before we can measure some of the me works is done with restore an infrastructure in the services in our country margaret does legacy. and image building of our
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country that was. before she came in but the president may also be remembered for promises she hasn't kept a few months ago she admitted to parliament that i government failed to corruption clearly. and that is what many say as restricted had to do more as president. liberia's expectations well. there are lots from her especially when it comes to fighting corruption so we had a very. senior government officials and their relations have been accused of stealing tax revenues and money only a few who are just. at the end of the ellen johnson sirleaf you know it's only a few months away no one knows what lies ahead but liberians are already looking forward to the next chapter of their lives. to greece al-jazeera monrovia
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or joining me now via skype from atlanta in georgia is professor pamela scully she's a professor of african studies at emory university and say biographer of evan johnson sirleaf thanks so much for being with us on the program how would you judge what president sirleaf has achieved during her two terms in office. i think i think the piece said it very well i think it's a complicated legacy but i do think she will be known for you know bringing more than a decade of peace to liberia which had not known peace for over twenty years when she took office. i think she'll be known school shooting women's rights first on the many other ticks in a. big way in africa and in general. she will be known i think for trying at least to bring a sense that government institutions matter that economic institutions matter. and
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so while i agree that her legacy is complicated i do think she has brought stability peace. to liberia to liberia that was really desperate for those things how big an issue is corruption right now in the has she not been able to tackle that issue. it is huge and global witness and other groups that look at corruption have seen an uptick in corruption since her second term and i think that is a very valid criticism of her presidency and i do think though that the join the expectations of her so as to have a seat somewhat particularly liberia she has been accused i think justly of giving key government posts to her son i think justification which which might indeed have some merit is she she also wants to put people in power who she trusted precisely
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because corruption and siphoning off of finance it was was so rampant that i think that is overwhelming since in liberia to show that that she enters they continue with a sense that the promises of the first have not been met. i wish we could talk for longer but we are out of time appreciate your analysis on president sally thanks so much for joining us. the haitian government is pushing to reinstate its all me more than two decades after the former president aristide despondent following a military coup the controversial plan is popular among the country's political and business classes but critics fear it could see a return to widespread human rights violations galiano reports from the capital port au prince. basic training for an army that doesn't yet exist twenty two year old john mark just is trying to stay in shape while he waits to hear from haiti's defense ministry last month he was one of several hundred haitians who
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signed up to be part of the country's new army. and listed to serve and defend my country but also one of my main motivations is that i need a job. thousands of unemployed young men like john mark see an opportunity in the government's plan to rebuild the army more than two decades after it was disbanded but those who remember haiti's long history of military coups and human rights abuses see warning signs from the past. what's happening right now is very dangerous it seems like the government is more interested in building a private army for themselves. one hundred twenty men have already received training in ecuador the government insisted a new force would be limited to securing the border and responding to natural disasters however many believe it would also be used to maintain security a task that has largely fallen on the national police and united nations
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peacekeepers for the past thirteen years the new the u.n. mission is known leaves a controversial legacy in haiti from allegations of rape to introducing color but even its biggest detractors concede minister brought about a degree of stability in this volatile nation the discussion to reinstate the armed forces has been going on for several years in haiti however for those people who support the plan the debate has taken on new urgency in recent months with the emma . departure of the u.n. peacekeeping force that for october. these men say any security vacuum in haiti is theirs to fill more than twenty years ago they made up the rank and file of haiti's army but though they lost their jobs they never quite lay down their weapons they are armed and also we have political clout particularly. after the concrete to have a new army without us will be a catastrophe there are thousands of us and we are ready to defend our rights and the arguments over the shape of the new military will continue but while far from
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prosperous the last ten years have brought some relief to haiti's most violent neighborhoods. and whatever is tasked with the country's security must build towards the goal of sustainable peace. port au prince haiti. i still ahead the news of the men's final at the china i'm going to set the world number one will be that have you know who will be signing his life possible. optimism has faded. khan's elected leaders are divided. attention grows as fears that a crackdown is eminent the targets the activists who fought for democracy divide and conquer. part five of the six part series filmed over five years.
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china's democracy experiment at this time on al-jazeera. one of the really special things about working for al-jazeera is that even as a camera woman i get to have so much input and contribution to a story i feel we cover this region better than anyone else would be what it is you know it's very challenging given any particular because you have a lot of people that are divided on political issues we are we the people believe tell the real story so i'll just mend it is to deliver in-depth journalism we don't give a good audience across the globe. at
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this time to support our with foreign. policy thank you so much the nat'l ends chances of world cup qualification are fading they're currently in action against belarus with just one game more to follow and europe's group a as a trio group leader sweden by six points the swedes russia luxembourg earlier to go top two points ahead of friends who are facing vogue area right now for the netherlands to stand any chance of qualifying they must win their last two games and the last we improve their goal difference the united states are in a good position to qualify next week after a crucial victory over panama the americans were sitting out to the automatic qualifying positions before this game but they produced a dominant per performance in orlando jozy altidore scoring twice and four nil victory about results sparked some heated exchanges between the panamanian squad and journalist. elect
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people who woman are the people with the sing along with me the team was bad why are you targeting me i can tell you that you're an idiot because you are stupid questions and i'm referring to you. nigeria are the first african country to qualify for the twenty eighteen world cup the sealed qualification from group zambia one nil thing just two goals from arsenal's alex you will be less good news for another of the continent's heavyweights god now they were held by a ugandan nil nil it means a win for egypt over congo on sunday will guarantee the pharaoh's qualify as group winners lewis hamilton is continuing his charge towards another formula one title the mercedes driver will start from pole position for sunday's japanese grand prix and will to top the time sheets in saturday's qualifying session at suzuka he leaps about thirty four points in the drivers' championship with five races remaining that all was third in qualifying but will move to second after valtteri bottas was penalised in tennis there is to be
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a new name at the top of the women's world rankings simona halep were placed. as world number one after beating go in straight sets to reach her fifth final of the season to china the twenty six year old how up is the first romanian player to achieve the milestone she'll face caroline garcia in sunday's final. rafa nadal is true to the man's final the world number one was made to work hard against third seed grigor dimitrov but he came through in three sets and will now face australia's in a curious and sunday's showpiece. the major league baseball playoffs are in full swing with all eight remaining teams in action on friday in their bid to reach the world series the cleveland indians are favorites for many but they've had to fight hard against new york yankees alise home and reports. the cleveland indians had won twenty two games strike during the regular season they've been the team to beat heading into the playoffs and the new york yankees look like they may do just that
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in game two of the american league division series. the yankees had struck on a trade lead by the fifth inning before a grand slam home of from francesco lindell so the indians trial by just a single run. jay bruce leveled things up at a tight fitting lee in the eighth inning. it would take two extra innings before cleveland clinched the game and i hate to pull ahead in the best of five series. so i'm not going to ranking those but that was this it was an honor to be a part of this game i mean you can see why you don't want to talk about our guys why do you say it was a bad day out as well for the yankees fee's rivals the boston red sox they will
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base and i too by the houston astros and the other american league division series . the asteroid's can clinch the series on sunday u.s. congressman steve scalise threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the washington nationals playoff with the chicago cubs skellies was shot and seriously wounded in june while practicing for charity by. these nationals have little else to celebrate off to dot beaten three nothing by the defending world series champions in this season opener. and the l.a. dodgers are in the national league series with the amazon a diamond banks with a win but despite stock pitching clayton kershaw giving up five torn runs they want to see j.t. back to justin ton of their manage five obama's body and that gave the dodges a nice old victory and a one nothing serious laid the league's home and al jazeera. it was an emotional
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night in dallas as the vegas golden knights made their n.h.l. debut just five days after a shooting in their home city that killed fifty nine people. to run down the stands were the biggest and those affected by the horrifying tragedy this past sunday our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims of this terrible aren't. despite the circumstances the golden knights couldn't have asked for a better start to their campaign mark andre flurry stopped forty five of forty six shots and james neal scored twice to secure a stork victory to one was a final score. and that's all your support for now it's now back to four city and london far thanks so much now african artists have long been considered outsiders yet their work is among the most talked about in the art world collectors are now seeing african art as an untapped markets and a flocking to a fair in london to try to get their hands on the right investment piece as charlie and reports. are
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exploding with color and energy london's african one fifty four feels like it could bust out of its conservative home at somerset house it brings together hundred thirty artists from the continent under one roof from the chair of mozambique's got to go. using leftover weapons from the country's civil war to the intricate cubist drawings depicting frenetic life in the democratic republic of congo. each room feels fresh but only for western audiences says founder. it's always emerging from the west you know where they're not so emerging you know when you talk about artists who are extremely established on their in their country in their continent so this is what we're trying to change as well as obviously changing the narrative changing the history and make sure that african artists are included in the new art history where they should have been for a long time many of the pieces here use found materials seedpods electrical wire
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plastics from the political pieces to pure fun this painting by god an artist. sold for twenty three thousand dollars bought by saudi collector who saima tybee as a strong depiction of black empowerment collecting is a very selfish part of part of the process of loving art so you want to give something back you want to share and i think that's part of what we do. in the heart of our culture you know being from a tropical african art as an art movement is represented in kind of the article which is from. and we thought we should give them kind of a platform nigerian artist to diena describes himself as a folk autist this one is called son of the soil and the cake thieves really the idea is revolve had this large uncomfortable feeling that something has been stolen his values have been stolen people's rights have been stolen many there's so much
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that seems that we thought was in place has been stolen so many pieces of this fad deal with the issue of identity like this one by alexis pesky and he's covered his portrays in an of nails a technique he calls akki painting type of acupuncture to help heal the trauma of age old discrimination. the market for this is strong and there's only one way for it to go challenge al-jazeera hundred thanks for watching the news. in a couple of minutes.
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