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i think. we're at the mercy of the russian camp for palestinian back. in world news a right of passage. generation my cousin was laying down there screaming she was helpless the woman have to endorse this cycle of pain for what that menai needs the women affected. and those reshaping perception do you think people will abandon this any better than to take al-jazeera correspondent the kind of the story. this is al-jazeera.
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hello i'm rob matheson and this is the news our live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes turkish forces backed the free syrian army in an operation to drive out a former al qaeda affiliate from its base in the country's northwest. casualties after a massive explosion at a gas station and gonna as capital. out of a nature makes landfall in the u.s. state of mississippi it's already killed dozens across central america. rallying for unity but spain's prime minister says no to talks after catalonia is vote to break away. and we begin in syria where turkey's announced it's starting a big operation and it led province isn't sending its own forces but it is providing the just. sickle and intelligence support to rebels in the north west of
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syria much of it is controlled by. it's an alliance of factions spearheaded by a former al-qaeda affiliate turkish president one says he won't allow that alliance to thrive along the border of his country. 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 is 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. more from guys intent on 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
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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 with the first of all because to have 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 a heavy price the second major challenge for the turkish military is basically the town of i three in all the border with. turkey which is where there is significant presence of the s.d.f. which is
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a coalition of turkish fighters i think military planners in the turkish military we're trying it out just like a delicate balance between the need to take on the head of the same time but also to prevent any attacks. as the operation starts ok let's talk more about the significance of a lid province the region was labeled a 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 a globe that alliance called hired. is dominated by fighters from the former al qaeda linked group. became its key stronghold in two thousand and fifteen the area is one of the few crossings still open on the turkish syrian border which is a. purity concern for ankara bordering it lead to the north is an area controlled by kurdish white foursomes turkey considers the y. p.g.
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an extension of the kurdistan workers' party. which it says is a terrorist group only bucky is professor of international relations at lehigh university he says turkey support in the operation is mainly for domestic security concerns. we have to look at this operation that turkey is mounting more as as a domestic politics issue and also one that has to do with the united states turkey united states have now fallen quite a part of each other because of american support for the white b.g. for the syrian kurds in their struggle against the islamic state and the turks have been trying to to stop that to block tried to convince americans not to do it but they have this by by aligning itself with you know i 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 i don't has been threatening
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to go into syria for a long time has 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 is my expect in 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 this jingoistic 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 so this is it may be that the. intervention is a side show for both domestic politics and especially us turkish relations the body set up to rebuild the syrian city of rock up is appealing to the international community for help i saw declared the northern city its capital now it's close to being defeated by syrian kurdish forces that are lopez already doing reports.
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the fight is on. i so with losing its last bit of what it once called its capital. kurdish forces overran most of rock a weeks ago and now they're closing in on the few remaining eisel fighters and. we are now in iraq and we are proud that are coming from two directions of united 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 the 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 i still hear something moving. russia says its air strikes have killed
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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 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 and walk among the destroyed buildings and rubble kurdish fighters say it's just a matter of time before they declare victory. now to zero ok let's cross into neighboring iraq and talk about the fight against their groups being pushed from the northern town of how we judge all the fighting continues in the surrounding villages kurdish peshmerga who fought alongside iraqi troops say hundreds of i saw members have surrendered i head of the pro-government
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advance. 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 but fighters still occupy villages to the west of the city eisel has been using kabul 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 a free out 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 shabby. i saw sign reads we are hitting you hard you persians who reject the
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true faith. i still turn this building into a surreal local to impose that distorted interpretation of laws on society 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 i saw 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
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eisel and how we just started on september the twenty first the peshmerga say holding two hundred eisel fighters like these have surrendered here. i shall 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. al jazeera northern iraq two guards have been killed after an attack on a saudi royal palace in jeddah the interior ministry says a saudi man opened fire on 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 i so killing two people and arresting five. goners government says i gas tanker explosion followed by a second blast has killed a number of people in the capital act firefighters have brought the tanker fire under control but they're battling to control flames from the second explosion it's
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not clear how many people have died the explosions happened near a busy transport time and close to student hospitals of the university of ghana. tang is in she says this type of explosion has happened before. this is an extremely busy part of the 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 to lots of buildings are lots of people in the area lots of street tellers city and many more casualties that we'll be hearing about as emergency services committee to c.n.n. and really establish what happened i mean there is also of course a number of students from filtered sampled that one of canada's top universities and you know we've heard people talking about this explosion being felt for kilometers around i think it's great to be very interesting as events develop on sunday because that's probably going to be a lot of history and quite
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a lot of anger because this is something that's becoming very worrying and december twenty sixth even had twelve people that were killed in a gas explosion in the city june twenty fifth he began its worst ever incident at the cards of more than a hundred people and they tried on a fuel patient caught fire experience for three people already in what is being done to make the distribution of gas and fuel safer that kind of boy the sort of major incident from occurring straight ahead in the news are. we'll tell you took to the streets on the day their president celebrates his birthday. or gun tourism drives in las vegas days after the worst mass shooting in recent u.s. history. and in sports the netherlands keep in mind there's slim hopes of making it for next year's world cup details coming up later.
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our canadians made landfall along the u.s. gulf coast. these are live pictures from the state of mississippi where evacuation orders have been in place since saturday people in the states of louisiana and alabama have also been asked to leave their homes the mayor of the city of new orleans has declared a state of emergency nato has already hit parts of central america killing twenty five people well. we're seeing pictures there of course of the weather conditions getting worse what is it like. well here in new orleans we're noticing the increase in the wind speed almost by the minute it hit the hurricane hit landfall just very close to the mouth of the mississippi river the fuller facts i think are going to be felt overnight this is something that
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people here have been watching and waiting for for some days now we're watching the progress of the first of all tropical storm as it hit central america because that devastation that loss of life that you mentioned and then slowly increasing speed coming towards the gulf coast people have been making preparations they've been battling down anything really that might be at risk of being picked up by the by the wins they've been putting hardboard on windows and doors boats are being moved out of the harbor vehicles have been moved to safety and many people have been moving the vulnerable areas to be moving into two evacuation centers set up by the or thorough here president trump has declared both mississippi now and louisiana emergency zones able to receive federal aid emergency aid in the aftermath of this record mate but really people here are now watching and waiting hoping that the preparations they have made will be sufficient to deal with the onslaught.
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they're still assessing the devastation in central america more than twenty people were killed and there was extensive damage after two weeks of almost constant rainfall before the storm. hurricane made them picked up speed through the gulf of mexico before making landfall on the southeastern coast of the united states with winds of more than one hundred fifty kilometers an hour it is critical. everyone. who's been told to evacuate or would like to do so that they do it now those invulnerable areas were moved to evacuation centers while others prepared for uncertainty stocked up with provisions neal to put during gulf port mississippi like sailors all along the gulf coast more his boat as best he could is a gamble if you stay the gamble if you take it there so. to be the best way to stay but as the storm approached residents boarded up properties and secured anything
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the winds might carry away but it's difficult to prepare when you don't know exactly when or where it's going to strike or how ferocious the hurricane is going to be and when it does finally hit it's always stronger and far more frightening than anything you might have prepared for memories here is still strong of hurrican katrina in two thousand and five which left about one thousand eight hundred people dead and caused an estimated one hundred eight billion dollars worth of damage say that better prepared this time i want to be really clear we have sufficient promise power and manpower to handle this threat if the rain totals are remain as forecasts and the people of the u.s. gulf coast with plenty of recent hurrican experience hope that nate is listening. and just as we were saying there in your report doesn't really matter how prepared people think that they're going to be it's the unpredictability of the hurrican
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that really is the problem. certainly the case it changes direction constantly we've got people here watching the twenty four hour weather channel where they're telling you about increased wind speeds the direction of the hurricane changing there's also warnings coming out now about. in some areas as well or something about this many many things to worry about you never really know where the weather is going to hit exactly when it's going to happen the preparations in a much better preparations have been made this time in the light of previous situations but again it's really a case of watching and waiting the anxiety really growing by the minute as the hurricane gets closer the winds increase as heavy rainfall also expected as a curfew here in new orleans but this usually bustling city on a saturday night almost completely empty so people be going to bed fairly shortly.
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waking up tomorrow morning really to assess what damage has taken place and whether the defenses have been effective thanks very much indeed. spain's prime minister has warned separatist leaders in catalonia that he's prepared to suspend the region's self-governing status if independence is declared the region held a referendum on secession earlier this month mariano rajoy says he'll do whatever it takes to keep spain united if. we have to return to legality and the key is to do so quickly and go back to normal have the absolute reassurance that the government will prevent any declaration of independence from turning into something spain will continue to be spain and it will continue being spain for a long time. we had it rough i has also ruled out mediation to resolve the crisis on saturday tens of thousands of people rallied in madrid and barcelona to call for unity to both sides to hold talks john holl reports.
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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 cattle and 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 has been actually could be on the way some but by no means the people who live. under and alberto who just married at the town hall across the square from the regional government headquarters happy they say to share their union with calls for national unity in spain i personally think that it must mean you know. i also think everybody has
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a right to choose what they want to feel when they want to be run by legally. as the crowd gathered outside inside we spoke to catalonia as foreign minister so the day 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 church in the positive manner repression was the only answer and despite this the people went to vote freely the market peacefully and that is what the balance of catalonia needs to acknowledge we have two projects here one is democracy the other one is repression of violence which one the people. will find a solution that isn't. the youngster all the people not the people down didn't just i think we need
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a space to express ourselves in the middle of such a polarized situation where both governments are taking us to the brink of disaster . so. 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 the laureate prospect of more violence i don't know how al-jazeera barcelona. police in russia have detained more than two hundred sixty people at anti-government protests across the country. was. simply has been one of twenty seven cities where officers have broken up demonstrations against president vladimir putin he's been marking his sixty fifth birthday rallies have been held by supporters of opposition leader alexei navalny he's currently a twenty day jail time challenge reports from moscow where police have been more
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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 the been an independent candidate. i love my country very much this is why i am here. i wrote. 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
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corruption that blight so many russians lives and more focus on the valley herself and maybe a student. demonstration the but mostly young russian tourists a very vocal to. say. god had. been so close it must resign. since novelli was sentenced on october the second for organizing unauthorized rallies there have been numerous raids and searches at his campaign offices around the country for abroad. and whereas in moscow more thorough to he's appeared to be trying new softer tactics letting protesters shout their slogans with a minimum of arrests in other cities like some petersburg it was the same old treatments 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 dorothy's favor the moscow
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police approach the horse impeaches books or italians how to zero moscow. iran's president has delivered a message to the u.s. president saying the twenty fifteen iran nuclear deal is a very simple haasan rouhani says iran has reaped benefits from the deal that quote not even ten donald trumps could roll back sanctions on iran's oil exports and other industries have been lifted as part of the deal donald trump has hinted he may decertified the deal next week ambrose i got already called today of the united states violence the nuclear deal the entire world will condemn america not around him little us hold that we have managed to stabilize our nuclear rights our people would always defend their inalienable rights we have proven this in a little right at the united nations and in the world of diplomacy. last minute campaigning is being held in liberia on the head of
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a presidential election to fight a successor to africa's first female head of state twenty candidates competing to replace ellen johnson sirleaf she's standing down after two terms chooses votes will be the third since the country's fourteen years civil war i'm address has more from liberia's capital monrovia. the leading candidates now of course the sitting vice president was a form of football of the world one of the at and a leading businessman that seventeen other candidates who are trying to get themselves voted into office above from the presidential election that is also seventy three there are also seven thirty seats of parliament up for grabs and that this election now the focus of the politicians now is to get themselves into policy but very few people in liberia i actually asking questions as to how are they going to deal with the numerous issues this country is facing at the moment the president of liberia ellen jones was not it admitted that corruption has not been properly
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type old not issues of under development poverty is widespread educational system needs some lifting up and these whale comes into power after next week's vote was becoming a time when the international community the united nations non-governmental organizations will have supported liberia all the way for reconstruction after the civil war moving out or most of them are moving out so the questions being asked is how can the next president of liberia that without this much support from the international community and international organizations to rule a country that doesn't have much to go on in terms of reconstruction in terms of development in terms of poverty reduction. still ahead and al jazeera growing anger across australia over a coal mine project that promises to bring thousands of jobs. find out how china is cleaning up the dirty work of recycling elec chinese waste. and the men's final of the china open set of all them along the way there we're going to tell you who's
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been standing in his ways or. by the springtime flowers of the mountain lake. to the first snow. on a winter's day. hello i thought the rain had eased a bit in vietnam but if anything is going to pick up once more there's a constant feed of this moisture and warm air through the south china sea into the far southwest of china into vietnam and beyond that the darker green suggest heavier rain once again now the heaviest was in central vietnam and thrust a bit further south most of china still looking draw except the north sichuan and that law that takes you to beijing where rain is developing once well but if you're in hong kong you're right on the edge of the cloudy particularly humid air at the moment cos the rain should be showing itself more frequently further south as there are huge gaps in the satellite view most showers form over land as the day
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progresses and temperatures rise due to drift out over the ocean and the general drift takes some more towards thailand singapore a good part of malaysia. you'll notice that java isn't particularly well catered for in showers in the forecast it's not quite right season but look how close it is got. to rain anyway jakarta and the monsoon heroes and disappearing out of the way through india if anything is pushing back up again through nagpal possibly as far as go out in the next day or so now officially of course the monsoon season ended in gujarat. the weather sponsored by qatar airways. as china's rapid economic development spills over into other asian nations. people in power investigates the consequences of neighboring laos. poverty stricken and hungry for foreign investment. this communist republic reconcile the needs of its
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people with the demonstrations benefactor. laos on the borders of empire at this time on al-jazeera. we're here to do. you know we cover this story with a lot of intimate knowledge we come. in and out of the story we have a presence here all the time apart from being a cameraman it's also very important to be a journalist to know the story very well before going into the fields covering the united nations angle but the policy for al-jazeera english is pretty incredible this is where talks happening and what happens there matters.
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you're watching al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories this hour turkey says it's backing syrian rebels in a large operation in that province against an alliance of fighters once linked to al qaida president there's a lot of mind says he won't allow that alliance to thrive along his country's border. government says people have been killed after a gas tanker explosion in the capital firefighters have brought the tanker fire under control but they're struggling to control a second blast happened close to a busy transport tunnel it's not clear how many people have died and how they can nate has made landfall along the u.s. gulf coast a state of emergency has been declared in the states louisiana alabama and tennessee nate is the fourth major storm to strike the u.s. in less than two months. the u.n. secretary general antonio has visited the caribbean islands devastated by how it
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can last month he's traveled to antigua and dominique up to see the damage ninety five percent of all infrastructure in buddha has been destroyed by how to. the island nations are the first victims of climate change. the reason of my visit to barbara. 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 manage in that in the next few years seems will get worse than worst the world bank promoting. meeting in the context of their annual meeting and i urge the international community to fully support these caribbean states they 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
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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. impacts of climate change there's been a march in memory of the fifty eight people killed by a gunman in las vegas last sunday. people sighing and prayed for the victims survivors and their families as well as the emergency teams who responded to the shooting there were also calls for stricter gun control but despite to the opera after the massacre a gun to resume culture continues to thrive in las vegas kristen salumi explains.
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the guns are real the ammunition non-lethal rubber bullets for about one hundred dollars you too can experience what it's like to shoot and get shot at here at the las vegas gun fights shooting range. paper targets are the lowest form of firearms training you don't move they don't react they certainly don't shoot back. but. the idea is to simulate a real gun battle in the fear in the adrenaline rush it inspires when you see a weapon pointed at you. well. last vegas gun fights are just one aspect of the city's thriving gun tourism industry which also includes places like battlefield vegas to get ready for
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a shooting range where guests can fire automatic weapons and even drive a tank over a car. literally it's become a very very popular tradition without a machine gun vegas is one of the few establishment to shut down after fifty eight people were shot and killed at an outdoor concert expressed support for limited gun control measures there's absolutely no reason for an average citizen who wants to have a gun to have one hundred round magazine. ok there is no reason for them to be able to buy. accessories for the gun which makes the gun almost fully automatic there's just no reason for according to economist jeffrey watt ups half of the economic activity in las vegas comes from tourism i think that it's in our long run best interests to deal with this problem so that. so that tourists feel more secure more safe. for many here feeling more safe means having
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a gun and knowing how to use it. the person behind the gun is the problem not the gun. it into termes and speired me to just really want to be more trained the owner of las vegas fight says six hundred people signed up for his gun training class this week christopher me al-jazeera las vegas nevada bangladesh's prime minister says our government will continue to support the hinge of muslims who fled violence in neighboring me and on she has seen it says the government plans to build a temporary shelters for almost a million refugees with the help of international aid agencies the u.n. has warned that it's expecting a further exodus of refugees from me and to bangladesh. thousands of activists across the street have been protesting against the carmichael coal mine project they say it threatens the great barrier reef groups have rallied on beaches and in cities the indian group adanis behind the project it's promising to bring
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thousands of jobs to his trailer the proposed mine wants to ship coal out of the port of a point which has shipping channels near the reef well joining me on skype from sydney is geoff cousins he's president of this truly and conservation foundation it's a group under the umbrella of the stop danny alliance thank you very much for being with us if i understand this correctly there's been mining in the galilee basin since the one nine hundred seventy s. and one would have thought that many environmental concerns would have been addressed as each of those projects came to fruition what's different about this one this would be the biggest economic built in australia and one of the biggest in the world it's a massive project and all of the ships would be all of this car would be explored and out through the barrier reef so the rich the rate on about thirty percent of the barrier reef unfortunately is already dead from wild warming but to add an
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enormous risk such as this so that by through the ships going through the race but also of course this trial was getting burnt and that is going to contribute significantly so long when it's a place of madness at a time when the rest of the world is trying to move away from fossil fuels just to be clear in my own mind are we are you objecting more to the scale of the project or to the fact that it's coal mining. well there are many calm minds in a strategy but not of this size and not really of this significance in such a like patient. astray assign the parents agreement fundamental underlying principle of that of course was if we keep burning fossil fuels at the right that
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we have. then we can impact climate science of the way that we need to to make the time gets we signed up to that and yet he we are not just offering approvals of this mine well even worse than that proposing through the federal government then the queensland. i had a line in to the billionaire and mr adani you know and this company all the billion dollars of us try and text is money now there was a fight which just yesterday that showed it's now that either fifty percent of all the ins do not want that mine to get. into this it's all australians do not want that to be lent to that jump and so the opposition to this is growing very rapidly it is now the biggest environmental campaign that has ever run in the history of this area given the level of
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opposition that you were talking about and if i understand it correctly there has been some advice publicity about the ad on the company itself why do you think the australian government on the more localized governments are more prepared to support this. well i'm sorry to say it comes down to role politics it comes down to numbers the queensland premier cannot be re-elected as friendly in the forthcoming state election unless she wins the four say it's that i like to write it in the name at this mine and the prime minister of australia mountain turnbull count when a federal election and last he wins this federal seats and really on the fried to say you know it sounds very cynical but that is what it's all there is no other reason as you say the track record of this company and dhani in its eye and
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country india and i went to media to check this out and spoke to the former minister for the environment. and he told me directly that the track record of the downy in india here in leading environmental conditions is appalling so that the friends this is the only reason fortunately thus far nobody has been prepared to fund this project all australian banks have refused to fund them and now i have a twenty major international banks that also refused to fund projects so it's not just environmentalist like me saying this is the wrong project in the wrong place at varying that's the wrong time it's also the will to natural immunity that's geoff cousins thank you very much indeed for your time i'm going to find out more about this story in a special one
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a one east program mr lee is mind games there is the twenty to thirty g.m.t. on al-jazeera. so dan's foreign minister has welcomed the lifting of u.s. sanctions but he's called for washington to go further and remove saddam from the list of countries accused of sponsoring terrorism squad high level ports. joy on the streets of sudan after the u.s. state department announced it was lifting twenty year old economic and trade sanctions it's seen as a move down the path of normalizing relations some think it'll improve their lives as you see the american and sudanese flags flown in a spontaneous popular joyful reaction this is an indication that the sanctions have had a heavy toll on the people and the economy. prices and living costs have fallen a made easier for the needy. the announcement was widely anticipated a process started under president barack obama the u.s. saying the move came after sudan began addressing concerns of fighting terrorism
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and human rights abuses the sanctions were piling pressure on an already struggling economy and. it's true that the country is facing economic problems however the sanctions exacerbated if not complicated the situation it doesn't enable government officials to restructure the economy as it should be there were also assurances that sudan won't enter into arms deals with north korea and it had already diplomatically distance itself from iran but the opposition feels it's the wrong way to go. the lifting of sanctions will not bear any fruit it's only into propaganda but in the end it will have a negative impact on the regime simply because it sent out the wrong message to the people. sudan though will remain on the u.s. list of state sponsors of terrorism so as the relationship between the two countries improves there's still more work to be done it's got harder al jazeera unemployment in south africa is at
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a fourteen year high almost forty percent of young people can't find work so some of them are becoming entrepreneurs to page reports. is a natural salesman he gets by selling goods from the back of his friends be it. becomes a problem now of survival to say now if i don't do this a lot of my women you know and then that's when the crime mindset starts coming in that's when the negative things that's coming in so we need to always try and keep in mind in a positive states you know their main product is homemade a type of pickle i told him i'm bringing in the best i chair in town i want him to come and have a look. 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 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
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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 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 team in print festival where teenage is a pitching a 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 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
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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 asia's middle class is getting wealthier that means they're buying more electronic goods which ultimately have to be got rid of china is not the world's biggest recycler of a waste but it's the industry has got a bad reputation as adrian brown reports. the village of darya in north east china was once part of a burgeoning illegal industry it's still survives just. for years unskilled local people made a living picking apart electronic waste by hand extracting mentals like go silver and copper and anything else that offered value. oblivious of the dangers to their health or to the villages water and soil this contamination will last for years
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slowly these unregulated workshops have started to close as we took these pictures a local government official appeared and unusually for china he agreed to an on the spot interview he said that what they are in the dark for the state is getting strict and strict on all types of pollution which are harmful to human beings as a result of these new regulations a lot of workshops here cannot survive. for decades places like this existed for one reason only the dirty and dangerous job of processing electronic waste but recently the government started to close down some of these illegal workshops and everyone is now being moved to a new official recycling plant just down the road we're told conditions are not safe. while this illicit trade survives much of the hazardous work now happens in either waste processing centers. this is one of more than one hundred
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now operating across the country handling mostly t.v. . drilled the part by hand it is still dirty work but here at least workers have a measure of protection from the dust and toxic fumes more and more recycling workshops are being forced to move into such purpose built facilities. that china has made a great deal of progress on the treatment of light tonic waste in the past decade at this plant we're now able to process more than eighty million households electrical appliances that year and as the middle class in china and the rest of asia continues to grow so too will the workload of plants like this one. adrian brown al-jazeera in china. still ahead an al-jazeera in sport find out who's claimed to pole position for the japanese formula one grand prix.
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in the hash tag hero when news coverage of looking for an easy solution we delved deeper from on says and challenge the status quo join me man the hot sun for a new season of love from at this time of his era. al-jazeera where every you are. up to mizzen has faded. cons elected leaders are divided. attention grows as fears that a crackdown is imminent the targets the activists who fought for democracy divide and conquer. part five of the six part series filmed of a five years. on china's democracy experiment and this time on
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al-jazeera. it's time for the sports here's five. thanks very much the netherlands have kept their slim hopes of reaching next year's world cup alive despite beating bellers 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 the most switzerland in portugal one on saturday
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with the swiss three points ahead with one game to go with greece winning and boston herzegovina losing the greeks second in group h. 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 gone that they were held by uganda nil nil it means 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 animals and top the time sheets in saturday's qualifying session at sebastian vettel by thirty
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four points in the drivers' championship with meaning vettel was third in qualifying but will move to second after 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 final. in my life the dream is through now and all the work that. i had during these years everything every challenge to every desire so i'm really hoping that they could do this. for me and i just want to enjoy that. rafa nadal is through to the final the world number one was made to work hard to get a third siegler going to win came through in three sets and will now face
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australia's next curial sunday showpiece major league baseball playoffs are in full swing with all eight remaining teams in action on friday and 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. the yankees had struck in a trade late by the fifth inning before a grand slam harmon from francesco lindell so the indians trial by just a single run. jay bruce leveled things up at a tight fitting lee in the. cleveland
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clinch 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 be a bar this game i mean you can see why you don't want to talk about our guys why do you 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 . the asteroids 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 had little else to celebrate after that beaten three nothing by the defending world series
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champions in a season opener. and the l.a. dodgers are in the national league series with the amazon a diamondbacks with a win that despite star pitcher clayton kershaw giving up five storm runs was j.t. today just in time with our manage five. sided and. that gave the dodges a nice easy three and a one nothing series lead release home and al jazeera it was an emotional light in dallas as a vegas golden knights made their n.h.l. debut just days after a shooting in their home city that killed fifty nine people thanks to nine dollars 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 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 disappear
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a story to one with. and that's all your support for now more later so the koreans is celebrating the strength of their democracy with a street festival in the capital seoul the carnival is being held almost a year after massive street demonstrations led in part of the dying fall of a president robert broad reports the people have taken the streets once more this time in the name of. people like jim some tech who was a protest a real year ago now a street performer. parenting the two are all different types of people were gathered here especially the young in felt like a revolution taking place. the protest was sparked by corruption allegations against then president park in hay that eventually led to her downfall it's almost three years since the scandal broke bringing out people onto the streets both for and against the party and hate and as her impeachment proceeded so the struggle
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between them became ever more bitter and divisive. at its height hundreds of thousands took part in candlelit vigil as as the country teetered on the verge of chaos that south korea's democracy was strong enough to survive it is reason enough to celebrate a variety of street art performances and happenings from the amusing. to the confusing. but with the goal of trying to help heal a bruised society drawing on the experience. it's natural that freedom and human rights should feed into our we hope that through this bestival we can restore a sense that we are not strangers but all want unity. economic problems and the lurking danger of a conflict over north korea persist but this offers a welcome break. the atmosphere so lively with so much happening.
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since the protests last year south korea has become more open for its citizens. the festival marks the end of an extended autumn holiday and in the coming days south koreans will return to work and to their own going troubles but that's tomorrow bright al-jazeera so. don jordan is going to be here in a couple of minutes with more on all the stories on potus live from. the sky they should be no borders up here. only horizons. as an airline we don't believe in boundaries we believe in bringing people together the world's better that way. it is a right for all of us to go where we need to go to feel the things we want to fail
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