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i know i'm right matheson this is the news live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes a massive explosion that gas station in gonna hold the forces thousands to flee for their lives. turkish forces backed the free syrian army in an operation to drive out a former al qaida affiliate from its bastion and the country's northwest. rallying for unity but spain's prime minister rules out talks as the crisis deepens after catalonia his vote to break away. to get stronger as it nears the u.s. gulf coast it's already killed dozens across central america. ok we're going to begin with breaking news from ghana as capital for many feared dead after a massive explosion at a gas station wetness is say the incident happened when a tanker exploded at
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a station that sells liquefied natural gas flames and then spread to a petrol station across the street. is joining us on the phone from. seeing some very dramatic pictures there from the scene what more can you tell us about what's been happening. well i think it's important to point that this is an extremely busy part of this is a busy interchange and it's one of the main routes out of the city it's an area known as a comic. buildings people in the area lots of street. city many more casualties that we've been hearing a lot as emergency services to c.n.n. and really establish what hospital i mean there is also of course a number of students. going to university and you know we've heard people talking about this explosion being kilometers around i think this is going to be very
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interesting as events develop on sunday because there's probably going to be a lot of and quite a lot of anger because this is something that's becoming very worrying in december twenty sixth we had twelve people that were killed in a gas explosion in the city june twenty fifth ever in the cards of more than a hundred people and they tried on a fuel station. to serious people already. done to make the distribution of gas and fuel safer that kind of. major incidents in the curling give us some of the cation of the emergency services have been responding to this and if the government is giving any more information about the number of people injured or killed. there's not a lot of information coming out about the number of people killed and injured it's the images to go with funding we know that a cordon has been set up the city have been quoted as saying that you know events
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are under control if you like but we know that it must have been a very chaotic scene at the time and it would have taken some time to actually get it under control if it is needed as they as they say. for now thanks very much indeed i want to talk now to curtis howard he's an eyewitness to that explosion is a local journalist with the g.h. one t.v. network is on the phone for us curtis thanks very much for being with us what did you see. ok so the explosion a kid just went around seven p.m. this evening and them immediately the explosion if it does happen like a group of people just sitting down there and we haven't got no money and. went up in the extrusion and it would be actually happened and my immediate expression of it i think we tend to keep the minute after seven people came in he came with thanks. and immediately decided to pull out. the i need to contain was on
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shouldn't break into the police to down one hundred twenty he needed to. bring you from the site and make sure that he put the thought they want to read on to answer but at the point don't they don't just want some points the next to the gun and then the police station was to tell you destroyed by the pi and the number of cars and a couple. other some part because there are other cars i gather. they got. all of the story. because you've been speaking we've just been seeing more of the social media pictures that have been appearing obviously people very very frightened and it's almost as mentioned before the campus of the university of ghana very close by there. yes and so what the police did was that in it's the it's a kid. a lot of people there with the second unit there's
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a secondary school next and produce chamblee second the school they're trying to patch as possible to get a student out of this school hard to keep the weekend i read us we didn't reveal that we might see but prepare we want to make sure that the kids the fun of the fat bank is that what. they need to expose that we can become so disastrous. to the people within the community through the back way that the local people of the military are to make sure that people comply with the directive to do this to make sure that that we need any time when the situation happening now government officials and trying to fight the dipping in something for mission or some point come out with what they find it can really tell we put a quick peek into how many cars are on had been recorded how many injuries had been called in and got me to read that press the print for think more morning given
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a. job because there are so many and that we. they that number. never knew there was nothing more to which one to believe. that all who don't want to bring in the right people listening to the bees on one condition then to the next and to contradict we spoke with the and the chief fire officer including that. anything might have caused the fire it could be. somebody it could be it could be trying to hide some time to. clean up it could be new dam a mythical of course the passer by the president is beginning to hoping that someday we. get every thought out for everybody to go to finally and briefly if you wouldn't mind is there any indication at the moment that there might be more
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explosions. or not at all because the law of god thank god i was being in an hour and the pain for terri listed could exist. from the time understand that we are taking the fire has been brought under control and there is no more pain and to control the situation it just couldn't go to life. and that that same strain to many that decision until tomorrow morning when it gets there in commission and i question it was just to make sure that we are well protected so that in case of any other situation handle it much more probably ok we've been talking to coaches howard he's a local journalist from the g h one t.v. network about the breaking news the explosion in gone is capital accra at a gas station where a tanker is said to have exploded at a station that sells liquefied natural gas will of course bring you more information about that as we get it. ok let's move to syria where
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turkey's announced it's starting a big operation in the province is in the sending its own forces but it's providing logistical and intelligence support to syrian rebel groups in the country's northwest much of it is controlled by talking it's an alliance of factions spearheaded by the former al-qaeda affiliate turkish president. says he won't allow the rebel alliance to thrive along its border but. we have opened up a space in our region with operation euphrates shield and now we are making efforts to take a step forward by maintaining security in a globe today there's a serious operation in italy and it will continue because we have our brothers there who came to fleeing violence in aleppo we can't tell them whatever happens happens you can either die or survive we have to extend a hand to our brothers now this step has been taken and it is under way atia
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mahabharata has more from doesn't happen turkey's border with syria. this is what we know so far the turkish military sending reinforcement of that i highly border crossing with hundreds of free syrian fighters also present in the area phase one of this offensive will be the free syrian army leading the fight to take on the head in live face to will be the turkish military crossing into it live to secure the city this is part of a deal that was signed with iran and with iran and russia in a stand last month but with turkey's involvement in syria this could pose many challenges for the turkish mitzi first of all because the head of the same is one of the most powerful rebel factions operating inside syria they have issued a statement warning that any attack against them with be met with stiff resistance warning all those who try to dislodge them from it live to pay
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a heavy price the second major challenge for the turkish military is basically the town of a three an all the border with. turkey which where there is significant presence of the s.d.f. which is a coalition of turkish fighters i think minister planners in the turkish military we're trying it out just like a delicate balance between the need to take on to hire some of the same time but also to prevent any attacks. as the operation starts well let's get more on the significance of it lit province the region was labeled deescalation zone last month after an agreement between turkey russia and iran but fighting has continued there the deal is not recognized by a coalition of armed groups who control large parts of the lip that alliance called head. is dominated by fighters from the former al qaeda linked group. became its key stronghold in twenty fifteen the area is one of the few crossings still open on
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the turkish border which is a. as you concern for ankara bordering it live to the north is an area controlled by kurdish white forces turkey considers the y. p.g. an extension of the kurdistan workers' party or p k k which it says is a terrorist group henry barclay is a professor of international relations at lehigh university in pennsylvania he's joining us now from washington d.c. thank you very much indeed for your time if i understand it correctly it's or. already has to contend with fighting the syrian government forces being bombarded by russian airstrikes and it's having to deal with other smaller opposition groups as well how much of a response how much opposition do you think it's going to give to the f.s.a. and ultimately as part of phase two of them was mentioning the turkish troops. i mean. we actually don't know how many farms
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f.s.a. troops the turks are sending into in the province but we have to remember that the al qaeda trained forces of sham. are actually very very wily and have a lot of battle experience and it is quite possible that they will inflict fairly large casualties on the f.s.a. and if that were to happen the big crisis the big question for turkey will be does turkey send its own troops across the border because at the moment turkey has not sent its troops and if it does that present that to i'm reminded people that earlier turkey had their operation called you do you feel it is shield but you faces shield was actually a very expensive operation for turkey they lost about seventy soldiers in that operation and where the opposition was not as tough as as
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a counter position being in it live so this is a risky move on the part of the and it remains to be seen how much support mr dylan is going to get from the question president putin had conversations with president had one last week presumption is that they have some kind of a deal but will that will the russians allow for you for instance for turkish aircraft to cross into syria and. the opposition in italy maybe they want maybe the russians will want to do it anything to do it will there be good coordination with the turks i mean these are all very important questions for which we do not have answers but most importantly i think we have to look at this operation that turkey is mounting more as a domestic politics issue and also one that has to do with the united states turkey united states have now fallen quite apart of each other because of american support for the white b.g. for the syrian kurds in their struggle there. the mixtape and the turks have been
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trying to stop that blocked i had to convince americans not to do it but they have this by by aligning itself with iran and russia i think what the turks are trying to do is to send a message through to washington but i'm afraid washington is not in a mood to listen to that to that message secondly mr adelman has been threatening to go into syria for a long time he's been threatening to go into iraq following the referendum in northern iraq so he's been in the turkish press has been full of stories of imminent military action by by turkey and everybody has been expecting some kind of military action so there's a way in which you can argue that the in the operation will kind of satisfy this. urge that has emerged in turkey and add one will be able to say yes we are doing military operations and of course they will be successful in his in his book and so
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this is it may be that the. intervention is a side show for both domestic politics and especially us turkish relations only backing a professor of international relations at lehigh university in virginia thank you so much for your time thank you. the bodies that is being set up to rebuild the syrian city of iraq is appealing to the international community for aid in anticipation of the eventual defeat of eisel there the northern city is our source self declared capital but kurdish forces say they're close to victory over the armed group got to look as though you don't reports. the fight is on. i still of losing its last bit of what it once called its capital. kurdish forces over land north of rock a weeks ago now they're closing in on the few remaining i thought fighters and. we are now in iraq and we are proud that are key. from two directions of united
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there are confrontations and there are a lot of civilians in the area. abandoned neighborhoods debris and dust are what's left in some parts of a syrian city i still took over iraq on two thousand and thirteen the syrian democratic forces began the offensive to push them out nearly a year ago they said. syrian kurdish fighters have been at the forefront but some foreign volunteers have joined them motivated by their own reasons to take up arms against eisel here something moving. russia says its air strikes have killed scores of fighters a nearby darrow's or where the group is still trying to cling to power. but civilians have been caught in the crossfire the syrian observatory for human rights says more than two hundred have been killed including women and children heartbreaking stories to tell every day it is hard to meet one single family who
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have fled recently iraq and there is or would it not have a family member killed on the way to safety the defeat of eisel fighters is expected in vaca among the destroyed buildings and rubble kurdish fighters say it's just a matter of time before they declare victory. and now to zero plenty more ahead on the news. and. i will tell you why russians across the country took to the streets in the day their president is celebrated his birthday. i told him i'm bringing in the best actor in town and i want him to come and have a look. like south african teenagers creating their own jobs in a country with alarming unemployment rate. kind in sports the netherlands keep alive their slim hopes of making it to next year's world cup details coming up later.
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ok let's turn now to the fight against eisel in iraq the groups being forced from the northern town of all the fighting continues in surrounding villages kurdish peshmerga forces have fought alongside iraqi forces say hundreds of fighters have surrendered as pro-government forces advance child strafford reports from debby's in northern iraq. shia militia forces of the iraqi army target eisel fighters close to the town of her. the battle for what was i saw last urban stronghold in northern iraq is over the fight is still occupy villages to the west of the city i saw 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 to was the village of riyadh which is strategic because it will help us secure the center of how we judge but there are many ideas ahead. and i still set
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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 should the shah be. the i saw sign reads we are hitting you hard you persians who reject the true faith. turned this building into a surreal local to impose that distorted interpretation of law. when they saw we were approaching a towards a building and. villages welcomed the pro-government troops thank 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
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you can see on the horizon here is because shia militia groups in support of the iraqi military are lighting fires in leisel controlled areas trying to flush out the last remnants of the actual fighters from nice area since the operation against deisel in who we just started on september the twenty first the peshmerga say holding two hundred i still find it is like these have surrendered here i still now only control small areas of iraq near the syrian border and government forces in the coalition say they are prepared for what they hope will be their final fight stuff at al jazeera northern iraq ok let's talk now about the fight against eisel in iraq the groups being pushed from the northern town of how each of the fighting does continue in surrounding villages kurdish peshmerga fighters who fought alongside iraqi troops say hundreds of i saw members have surrendered i had of the pro-government violence but many of those kurdish fighters say they support
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a secession referendum which was held in the kurdish region last month. i mean i spoke to some of the soldiers in iraq. 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 the 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 what 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
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was also needs to do the same. there is 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 a career soldier still remembers when it was too dangerous for anyone in uniform to be on the streets he survived several attempts. i said yes to the referendum and yes to independence i used to say my country's iraq united. but after the central government ignored us and let iceland areas i changed my mind. the tribal leaders to kurdish president masoud barzani for help
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now they fully backed the referendum for secession. joining the kurds doesn't mean we focus. the kurds who represent the real. sectarian with baghdad we are less than 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 arrived. 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 this region. kurdish referendum other minorities would never found
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their place in the iraq after saddam hussein everything to failures of the baghdad government to be inclusive and it's difficult to see how the iraqi flag will be raised here once again. two guards have been killed after an attack on a saudi royal palace in jeddah the interior ministry says a saudi man opened fire and security forces guarding the palace he was then shot dead earlier this week saudi police raided hideouts of a group they say is linked to eisele killing two people and arresting five. spain's prime minister has ruled out mediation to resolve a political crisis after separatist leaders in catalonia held a referendum to secede from spain not on iraq why is says he may use the constitution to suspend catalonia as autonomy if leaders declare independence tens of thousands of people have rallied in the dread and barcelona to call for unity
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and have urged both sides to hold talks on a whole reports. it's all in the hands apparently not 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 spain united the protest here mirrored by large crowds in the capital madrid what this shows is that whatever was happening next week the un. but. the people who live. under and alberto who just married at the town hall across the square from the regional government headquarters they're happy they say to share their union with calls for national unity in spain i personally think that it must mean you know.
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i also think everybody has a right to choose what they want to feel when you want to go on. even. as the crowd gathered outside inside we spoke to catalonia as foreign minister so do 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 once or indeed positive manner repression was the only answer and despite this the people went to vote freely the market in peace. and that is what the parliament of catalonia needs to acknowledge we have two projects here one democracy the other one is repression and violence which one the people. will find a solution that a solution. that. the people of the people there didn't just i think we need a space to express ourselves in the middle of such
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a polarized situation where both governments are taking us to the brink of disaster . so searching for a way out of this political crisis before it gets worse social media posts suggest a pro unity demonstration planned for sunday may be disrupted by pro secession groups the real prospect of more violence join a whole al-jazeera barcelona. iran's president has delivered a message to the u.s. president saying the twenty fifteen iran nuclear deal is irreversible. he says iran has reaped benefits from the deal that not even ten could rollback sanctions on iran's oil exports and other industries have been lifted as part of the deal donald trump has hinted he may decertify the deal next week. today of the united states violates the nuclear deal the entire world will condemn america not
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iran. hole that we have managed to stabilize our nuclear rights our people would always defended their inalienable rights we have proven this an illegal right at the united nations and in the world of diplomacy. still ahead and al jazeera haiti moves to rebuild its army twenty years after it was disbanded the because of a military coup plus. i'm in london at one fifty african. and. the men's final at the china open is set the world number one will be. we're going to tell you who's going to be standing in his way in the sport. hello as the main but not the only weather story in the u.s. is of course the incoming hurrican to the gulf coast now on the satellite picture
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the outer bands of thunderstorms coming in but it makes landfall about midnight greenwich mean time but once it's done that bringing with it ending up to a two meter surge then rapidly runs in lance's position the middle of sunday is probably somewhere in the middle of alabama now the rains ahead of it and rain is main threat once it becomes overland route and strength the window it will be fairly windy for a while at least he joins up the system it's already there in the appalachians through washington this is a very wet corner following that or behind that it's an awful lot drier and sunny are fine but winter's showing itself once again we had snow in montana about three days ago we've now got snow a bit further south propofol as well that'll be several centimeters now pick up satellite again and you can see from the massive cloud where hurricane nate is for you see is no significant it's a big mess of cloud is a category one strike to all times over the water but its legacy is still the cloud
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would you then listen to bates and discussions and you tell me the one thing you'd like the u.s. to do and gauge and gauge and gauge and not pour more fuel on the fire challenge your perceptions. you're watching al-jazeera reminder of our top stories this hour his government says people have been injured after a gas tanker explosion in the capital it's happened at a station selling liquefied gas then spread to a petrol station across the street. turkey says it's backing syrian rebels in
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a major operation against former al qaida linked fighters in that province president of egypt about a one says he won't allow the rebel alliance to thrive along its border. and spain's prime minister has ruled out mediation as the political crisis deepens after catalonia votes to break away in a referendum. to use the constitution to suspend the region's autonomy if the leaders declare independence. governors in the southern united states are urging people to move to safety is hanukkah nate is expected to make landfall in the coming hours evacuation orders have been in place along coastal areas of louisiana mississippi and alabama on saturday the mayor of new orleans has declared a state of emergency systems already hit parts of central america killing twenty five people died in new orleans for live for us don't know how the preparations going. well people are well aware of the
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fact that the storm is imminent so it's now it's now a category one the storm on the border very close to being a category two with winds of something around one hundred forty also kilometers per hour we've already had rings of the of the of the hurrican hitting the coast we've had strong winds we've had very intense rainfall then a calm period while we're now waiting for the major to the center of the storm to hit the coast and it'll be right along the gulf coast louisiana mississippi alabama parts of florida people are being urged to go to safe areas those in the more vulnerable areas are being asked to move. to evacuation centers people are basically tying down everything with the possibility of being moved by the storm they're boarding up windows they're putting their cars away those on the coast of did they either talking their boats down to the moorings or taking them out of the wood to removing them to a safer place so people very nervous watching the weather forecasts almost by the
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minute waiting to see what's going to happen people here of course have very strong memories of hurrican katrina in two thousand and five that killed something around one thousand eight hundred people caused over a hundred billion dollars worth of damage to the region so the authorities have put measures in place they are confident that those measures will stand whatever harakah nate has to throw out the mayor of new orleans talking earlier trying to reassure people say that those measures are in place and they should they should function. our greatest threats though from this particular storm because everyone is different is not necessarily rain but strong winds and storm surge i am ordering a mandatory evacuation of venetian isles lake catherine and irish by you areas of the city of. orleans but do you mentioned before that of course people are very
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nervous because they have memories of a similar situation previously are they confident that the local authorities and the emergency services have as much under the under their control as they can. i think they are i think the problem. debility of hurricane like this it moves the direction it moves. speed people are constantly having to watch and monitor where it's going to hit exactly how ferocious it's going to be when it does hit and when it's going to hit already changed directions several times we now think the center of the storm of the record it's going to hit the coast about one hundred or so kilometers east of new orleans where i am at the moment but it will be affecting the whole of that gulf coast covering those four states to be with us i think you know this is something that's a fact but yes they have to explain we have had experience in the past but the winds as you can see growing in intensity almost by the minute it's
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a really kind of waiting for some trepidation to see what happens in the next few hours as those winds pick up look after yourself we're going to be checking in with you as things move on but for now thanks very much indeed. the u.n. secretary general antonio guterres has visited the caribbean islands devastated by how dickens last month he traveled to. and dominica to see the damage ninety five percent of all infrastructure in barbuda was destroyed by how to can because of those told al-jazeera the island nations are the first victims of climate change. the reason of my visit to. munich is exactly to raise awareness to put pressure on international community for a stronger humanitarian aid now and also for a stronger aid in relation to the reconstruction and the building resilience in the islands of the caribbean as we imagine that in the next few years seems will get
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worse than worst the world bank is promoting a donor meeting in the context of their annual meeting and i urge the international community to fully support these caribbean states there are small islands they are sometimes completely destroyed they are pressing five many of them as middle income countries they have no access to grants or to soft loans these needs to be revisited and i think it's essential for the international community to be able to help these states allowing them to reconstruct and overcoming the enormous difficulties that they face not only because of the natural disasters but because of the i levels of depth that they already had before they need international solidarity they have not contributed to climate change but they are the first victims of these dramatic impacts of climate change. but he said russia have detained more than two hundred sixty people of antigovernment protests across the country. was. some petersburg was one of twenty
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seven cities where officers broke up demonstrations against president vladimir putin he was mocking his sixty fifth birthday rallies have been held by supporters of opposition leader. his country's having a twenty day jail term challenge reports from moscow where police were more restrained. saturday was a test for alexei navalny and the test for russia's security forces on the day president putin turned sixty five the opposition leader wanted supporters to demand his release from twenty days it minister to detention and for him to be allowed to run in next year's presidential elections he's going in the bin an independent candidate they want to. talk about what talk about the real russian problems i love my country very much this is why i am here for
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a week. i wrote. and. generation is great. but while unsanctioned rallies earlier in the year trial many thousands of people not nearly so many came this time perhaps the awful weather kept people away moscow at least but perhaps so to get the message this time with less focus on the corruption that blight so many russians lives and more focus on the value herself and maybe a bit on previous demonstrations mostly young russian tourists a very vocal. concern. since novelli was sentenced on october the second on authorized rallies there have been numerous raids and. searches of his campaign offices around the country. and whereas in moscow he's
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appeared to be trying new softer tactics letting protesters shout their slogans with a minimum of arrests in other cities like san petersburg it was the same old treatment with riot police wrestling people to the ground and throwing them into waiting vans will have to wait for future demos to see if this dip in attendance marks a long term waning of support for me and also to see if he is favor the moscow police approach or simply it is burke's. zero moscow bangladesh's prime minister government will continue to support range of muslims who fled violence in neighboring me and she says the government plans to build a temporary shelters for almost a million refugees with the help of international aid agencies the un's warned that it's expecting a further exodus of refugees from me and to bangladesh. in bangladesh near the border with me i'm lying. the remainder
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a few g.'s 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 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 humanitarian 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 anytime soon. the
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haitian government is pushing to reinstate its army more than two decades after it was despondent following a military coup the controversial plan is popular with some but critics say 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 signed up to be part of the country's new army. missing the 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 gen marks you know 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
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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 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 the new step 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 imminent departure of the un peacekeeping force set for october. these men say any
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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. to have a new army without us will be a catastrophe there are thousands of us and we are ready to defend our rights. arguments over the shape of the new military will continue but while far from 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 go towards the goal of sustainable peace. port au prince haiti. thousands of activists a protest of across australia against a mine project they say threatens the great barrier reef groups are valid on beaches and in the cities against the carmichael coal mine it's by the indian group
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adani which is promising to broaden thousands of jobs to australia. unemployment in south africa is at a fourteen year high almost forty percent of young people can't find work so some of them are becoming entrepreneurs and their page reports. as well it is on is a natural salesman he gets by selling goods from the back of his principia coal 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 and starts coming in so we need to always try and keep your mind in a positive state you know their main product is homemade archer a type of pickle i told him i'm bringing in the best actor in town and i want him to come and have a look was early it is. many young people have no choice but to create their own opportunities south africa's unemployment rate is the worst it's been for fourteen
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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 low commodity prices and weak demand for its main exports despite lots of promises neither government nor the private sector is creating enough jobs so many do 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 your festival where teenage is a pitching nevers the plan the idea is that they can't rely on anyone else to fulfill their inventions 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 institution is about looking at what you have in making that work for you right now
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with contacts and mentoring some of last years were. as at the festival i'm now exporting their products and employing other people wonder why not seoul south africa's youth unemployment problem but it is creating jobs and perhaps more importantly hope tiny a page out just ahead is. still ahead and al-jazeera in sport find out who's claimed pole position for the japanese formula one grand prix. how reefs the rain forests of the sea we continue on our current way we won't have whole race within twenty thirty forty years from now so you're essentially trying to recreate the ecosystem but under controlled conditions the model is sort of the problem still has a cause for the wind to flood the great barrier reef it's still sizeable but we've
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got to stop now i mean you get everyone behind the solution tag no this time on hold is iraq. al jazeera is there want us to we've read the books most of it to see what happens next. on the wired by the barrier for a model barricade at the border seven that maybe to hear the movies now is all about change people have gone near the area the mission of the national army is to search the entire oil complex and i'll just do a stories about telling it from the people's perspective what they think is happening in their country. with. with.
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top of the sport here's father. thanks very much the netherlands have kept their slim hopes of reaching next year's world cup alive despite beating bellerose three one on saturday they face in near impossible task they need to be sweden who they trailed by three points by seven goals in their final match to make the playoffs if they fail it marks a huge slam considering they finished third at the last world cup france are guaranteed a playoff spot at the very least after beating bulgaria there's a two horse race to finish top of group b. both switzerland and portugal one on saturday with the swiss three points ahead with one game to go and with greece winning and bosnia herzegovina losing the greeks second in group age and currently hold a playoff spot belgium are already through nigeria have become the first team in africa to qualify they sealed qualification from group b. beating zambia one nil thanks to a goal from arsenal's alex it will be less good news for another of the continent's heavyweights ghana they were held by uganda nil nil it means
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a win for egypt over congo on sunday will guarantee the pharaoh's will qualify as group winners rock or top of group c. after their win walton is against victory means they currently top group. 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 top the time sheets in saturday's qualifying session at suzuka he leads sebastian vettel by thirty four points in the driver's championship with five races meaning vettel was third in qualifying but will move to second after about three quarters was penalised. and tonight is there is to be a new name at the top of the women's world rankings simona halep will replace garbin thirza as world number one after beating austin pengo in straight sets to reach her fifth final this season at the china open twenty six year old how it is the first rumanian player to achieve the milestone caroline garcia in sunday's
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final. in my life the dream is through no and all the work that. i had during these years everything every challenge to every desire so i'm really hoping that the good news. for me and just want to enjoy the. rafa nadal is through to the final the world number one was made to work hard against third siegler going to win came through in three sets and will now face australia as nick curial in the sunday showpiece 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 the new york yankees least home and reports. the cleveland indians had one twenty two game 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 in game two of the american league division series
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. the yankees had struck an eight 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. cleveland clinched the game nine eight 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 bar 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 base and i too by the houston astros and the other american league division series
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. the asteroid's can clinch the series on sunday u.s. congressman steve scalise threw out the ceremonial sauce pitch before the washington nationals playoff with the chicago cubs skellies was shot and seriously wounded in june while practicing for charity by spoke. his nationals have little else to celebrate after that date and 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 diamondbacks with a wind that despite stock pitches quite a kosher giving up five former runs was the security today just in time of the manage five. in that case the doj is a nice easy to raise and a one nothing series lead release home and just sarah it was an emotional light in dallas as a vegas golden knights made their n.h.l.
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debut just days after a shooting in their home city that killed fifty nine people thanks so much dima stands with the kids 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 and 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 story to one with. and that's all your support for now more later there's always been a demand for africa's modern art but it hasn't come on to the big prices until recently no collectors all willing to pay more and not fair in london is determined to bring africa's contemporary artists even further into the mainstream reports. exploding with color and energy london's african one fifty four feels like it could
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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 sculptor gong cullum 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 found. its 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 and their continent so this is what we're trying to change as well because 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 material seedpods electrical wire plastics from the political pieces to pure fun this painting by god and.
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sold for twenty three thousand dollars bought by saudi collector who sama 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 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 soil and the cake. really the idea. had this large uncomfortable feeling that something has been stolen its values have been stolen people's rights have been stolen many things. there's so much that seems that we thought was in place has been stolen so many pieces of this fed deal
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with the issue of identity like this one by an axis peskin he's covered his portrays in an on a 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 and. that's it from a robot as of this news hour i'll be back in a moment with more of the day's news us either.
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