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there are also hundreds of thousands of arabs that have arrived here in recent years fleeing i saw they feel very let down by the baghdad government. what are you seeing like how a minute a suspected terrorist people of all faiths fell victim to a suicide bomber in manchester but if the bomb was indiscriminate was the placing of blame this is nothing to do with us this is about an individual who's psycho you know that nobody could do this unless they were completely unhinged how much just as muslims responded to challenging questions in the aftermath of the deadly attack people in power manchester united at this time on a. hello
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everyone i'm. live from london coming up in the next sixty minutes protests break out in kenya after its parliament passes a controversial election for. the spanish prime minister gives castle five days to clarify his position on independence. united nations accusing security forces of a campaign of systematic torture rape and killings in rakhine state. and cites and guessing fuss a new report paints a grim picture of the health of children and adolescents worldwide. including the united states missing out on the twenty eighteen world cup in russia .
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we begin this news in kenya where police have fired tear gas the protesters unhappy about a new election law supporters of. fear it could lead to a victory for the current president kenyatta in the rerun of the elections for just over two weeks time mass protests began just twenty four hours after the opposition leader pulled out of that election i made a miller has the latest from the capital nairobi. raila odinga supporters bailey needed any prompting to return to the streets. they're demonstrating against kenya's electoral commission which they believe won't conduct a free and fair. election. but supporters. added on him dropping out of the race. which he lost was great the supreme court laid to rule they'd been irregularities in how the vote was counted and incumbent and
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should stand in new elections you cannot go to an election has credibility. so i think of what i like the i think that is the best option but we are not but. because of the pressure so you're out there most that you're not happy to. see i guess protesters and. nairobi was large they. had them and they said any reforms to. election. kenya's constitution is not clear on what happens once a candidate with flows from everyone but parliament has now passed amendments to electoral laws that could allow can yatta to be named the winner. twenty six and the president has about spades and mr space then it's very easy to say that we'll
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have a president removed command of the legitimacy and respect from all corners the electoral commission will decide what happens next but if any of its decisions can be contested in court kenya faces one of many possibilities including declaring incumbent president a hurricane as the only remaining candidates the winner of the rerun all holding elections and then declaring kenyatta the winner oh holding fresh elections within ninety days with new nominations for president. says he should be declared president ordering guys pushing for fresh elections in a pronouncement from b.c. will not be believable and the conduct of. both the conduct of the commission as its official has not been inspired or not lol. maybe it's a faltering economy or an ongoing political feud all kenyans are guaranteed at this point is uncertainty the media miller al-jazeera nairobi. ok with me now the studio
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is agnes just how a director at the consultancy firm g.b.'s east africa which advises governments and businesses in that region thanks for coming into the studio q how surprising was it that the opposition leader raul odinga decided to pull out and what is supporters making of this was quite surprising there were rumors in the beginning of the week that it was going to pull out but the actual withdrawal of danger from this this election has drawn everybody into i mean and it's chaos. too for lack of a better word and his supporters i guess they are feeling some of them are happy they think he is legitimate to do what he did because they think that he has every reason because all the stuff he had asked for has not been met so they feel he's doing the right thing but other people are disappointed it is very confusing about so the to ing and fro ing of changing particular laws what applies when and where
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the kenyan election will the latest we're hearing has said that all eight presidential candidates were on the who took part in the in the previous election can now go on the ballot for this election is that likely to happen do you think do you think that's what's going to happen we're going to go ahead but without a danger but with these other sort of lesser known people being the opposition for united at the moment we don't know what's going to happen but within two weeks how will the other candidates prepare to run for president elect and then so this is not really a fair raise serious eight six other candidates who have not been in the past preparing well they're the kind of i've been on the campaign trail you know to be clearly organise the country is in a quagmire and this is due to political greed by politicians and it's important that political aspirations should not be put before kenya's. i think we need to sit down and have a dialogue because this the situation we're at right now knowing nobody knows what's going to happen is it going to be an election on the twenty sixth to be
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honest i don't know and the real fear of course is of more violence we all saw what happened in the previous election when so many people died in post-election violence in the run up to the election in august actually there was almost a sense of relief that the violence that we saw previously hadn't reoccurred this time i guess this uncertainty at least the possibility that violence and more protests could break out later years that they because of protests really one cannot cannot ignore that this is what happened back in two thousand and seven you know rylan no election no violence or peace these are the city rhetorical we had back in two thousand and seven and it's something that kenyans wish to forget you know so there is certainly that uncertainty and i think and it's my continued message is can we hold these we've already shown the world that kenya is coming of age as a mature democracy are we able to hold a housing order and run an election and have a government that pushes to the next to the next say five or ten years and it is
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important isn't it what the international community makes of what's happening in kenya these national community is always needed isn't it to sort of say this is this is free and fair we're happy with this election and we're happy to continue you know trading and investing in kenya because it's important for the kenyan economy absolutely others said earlier they can only have struggled you know due to drought and also this political uncertainty and it's also very important that international community is reassured and i know there's been movement from government officials in their prime from the prime minister will be in london this week there's been movement just politician calling reassuring or trying by the scenes or seeing on the ground for this city really do not come close to giving anybody reassurance us stock market has turned currency is struggling so they certainly needs to be some reassurance and i'm not sure whether it will come from the political class city it certainly is a country of instability and uncertainty at the moment so i can get our pre-show
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your time and your analysis thank you for coming in thank you. spain's prime minister has asked catalan leaders to say whether they have declared independence giving them five days to reply or to say the catalan president asked parliament to suspend the declaration of independence to allow for talks catalonia does press on with secession the spanish government says it will take away the region's political autonomy or insley has more now from madrid madrid does not like being told what to do by the council lands for once parliament was united as the journalist speculated the cabinets agreed the spanish lion bit back against the catalan demand that their independence will happen the prime minister said you say it out loud and we will take back your powers no dice no deal and you have until monday. you've held a cabinet meeting and we've decided the catalan government must confirm whether or
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not they have declared independence regardless of whether it's going to take effect or not this is a requirement necessary before any other measures can be taken by the government including invoking article one fifty five. so back it goes to barcelona madrid no society there is split some separatist wants a session now others are nervous half the population hates the whole idea how long should they wait. we know there are very important governments and people around the world who are ready to assist in mediation we've got the group of the elders with coffee and with a bang ki-moon with desmond tutu who are ready to exercise their mediation the only small detail which we are missing is that we have nobody on the other side of the table because marianne or just said he was not accepting mediation. all the while europe looks on surely not another country fracturing itself there is no support at
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all in brussels for the catalan independence movements madrid knows that it is the side with the powerful friends. many people in madrid regard roy's statements his demand that catalonia clarify its position on independence as a shrewd one by putting the ball straight back in catalonia courts it potentially exposes divisions inside the independence movements that might buy madrid some time take the pressure out of the immediate situation but also leave the crisis open ended. where the protesters in barcelona go from here is a good question madrid would like nothing more than for them to turn on each other destroy their own movements that would rule out the need for mediation which madrid insists there is no place for asli al-jazeera which it. is there any sign of what the catholic government governments the answer to that question of independence or not independence is likely today. but we know
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that the declaration they made on tuesday night was it was considered a symbolic declaration of how it was described they could easily say if they want to that no this was not official we don't know what they're going to say from the general atop the building behind me where the government sits where mr office is the pressure is clearly on him though he's got until monday to answer that challenge for mr rajoy whether he stands by the declaration or not and if he does he's got then until thursday to basically revoke his decision or face section one five five of the revoking of catalonia autonomy that is the constitutional sequence of events that must be followed all we know for sure now at this point is that the government's position in an interview given to us by one of its senior members is that they're offering dialogue with no preconditions they've come up with a kind of formula for mediation that doesn't look like it's going to fly madrid has consistently refused any form of mediation mr rajoy said as much again in
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parliament there is though another little avenue which may have opened up and that is the idea of a cross party committee in madrid. we'll look at possible constitutional reforms in the way the regions are governed in other words the possibility of giving the regions including catalonia more autonomy that looks like a sort of enticement to catalonia walk away from independence and we can go down a constitutional avenue towards greater autonomy but that may well be a price too high for mr pooja amount to pay on his claim is to push that does seem to be in a rather difficult position right now he's damned if he does declare independence down if it doesn't. i think he's in a deeply an enviable position probably very deliberately placed there by madrid if he were to stand up and say no look it was all symbolic nothing serious in it well then he risks alienating the hardened secessionists here who he relies on the left wing parties relies on to give him his majority in parliament they've been tweeting
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furiously of what a big mistake it was and tuesday night if he were to stand up though and say yes it was our intent to declare independence and we stand by it well then of course he risks section one five five and all the consequences that come with that he may well try to come up with another fudge in the days ahead there may well be mediation efforts going on we don't know all the while though these cracks of appeared and they will deepen in the pro independence coalition and madrid will be hoping that the more pressure they apply the more chance of the entire thing simply falling apart in china in barcelona thank you. still ahead on this news hour a long history of helping victims of war but the red cross says it will now reduce its presence in some parts of afghanistan. and an easy peace fifteen years after the conflict ended in liberia victims of violence say divisions remain. and is for roger federer of returns to action at the shanghai masters tennis
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details of that coming up a little later. the united nations is accusing nirmal security forces of torture killings and the rape of children as part of what it says were well organized coordinated and systematic attacks against muslims it says those clearance operations began before an attack by revenge of fighters in august which was the reason given for the military crackdown all that half a million ranger who fled to bangladesh since august and many more are on the way. more from. an away service in a sea of misery. this school is teaching english to or hinder refugees who fled mean mass military campaign before eleven year old sayed no the conflict is ever present. in our village reckon people came to our house to kill people and they
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burned houses so we can't stay there they were torturing or what united nations investigators are prevented from going to main mosque conflict zone so they came here to bangladesh in what is now the world's largest refugee camp more than half a million or hinge or have fled across the border from main mar to bangladesh since late august it was from them that the un heard testimonies of a military campaign of indiscriminate killing mass rape and the burning down of homes in yemen our security forces purposely to straight the property of the range of population scorched earth bearings and entire villages in the penn state media only to drive the population out in droves but also to prevent the free range of victims from returning to their homes not only were not be allowed back to their homes but it won't belong to them anymore mean mars government announced last month
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that all birds land will become the property of the state al-jazeera has yet to hear back from authorities about their response to the un report they've previously denied un claims that the military campaign against the right wing just amount to ethnic cleansing it's likely that ignore and dismiss this report to the army mohamed al jazeera. and the united nations has announced its top official in man law is leaving her position after nearly four years and also locked and will complete her assignments at the end of the month and take up another role answering the managers that have been months of controversy over her commitment to human rights especially concerning the hinge it was the minority she was strongly criticized for staying silent on many issues within state. syria's interior ministry says two people have been killed and six others injured in an attack on a police headquarters in damascus at least three suicide bombers are said to have
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tried to storm the building two of the attackers were killed on the spot while the other detonated his suicide vest eisel said in a statement that its fighters carried out the attack it is the second such incident in the syrian capital this month after armed men targeted a police station on october the second iraq's prime minister has formally declared victory over i saw in the city of her wager by the un a body says the fight against the army has now shifted to the border with syria last stretch of land in the country still controls the body says he expects eisel to be completely defeated in iraq by the end of the year all the governments of iraq turkey and iran have join ranks in announcing measures against iraq's kurdish regional government it follows last month's controversial referendum on the future kurdish secession from baghdad the non-binding vote was supported by kurds in neighboring countries and as charles strafford finds out from question jack in
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northern iraq the pressure for a kurdish state is felt on both sides of the border with iran. these are new recruits members of the armed wing of the iranian kurdish party that's been demanding greater rights for kurds in iran for more than seventy years. the democratic party of iranian people. is banned in iran but the kurdish regional government of northern iraq has helped form the party and allowed its members to train here since the one nine hundred ninety s. . which fighters have served alongside the iraqi patient helping the iraqi army and the international coalition in the battle against leisel its ultimate aim is the same as the iraqi kurds a future independent state. the p.k.i. claims it has thousands of fighters based in the mountains that border iran. as
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well as military training the recruits it's all what the policy says and nonsectarian politics and state building and it fully supports the referendum that was held in the kurdish region of northern iraq on hampshire session. i as a kurdish woman who lived as a member of iranian society feel the oppression of the arena in which coats in iraq as a poet and as a cut have been oppressed twice by the iranian regime that's why i have joined this party i believe that through this party i will reach my goal and there are at least five million kurds in iran and many of them came out on the streets in towns and cities across the border celebrating the referendum that was held here in northern iraq a referendum that the iraqi government and neighboring countries including iran say was illegal and risks further destabilizing this region. these pictures uploaded on you tube are said to show some of those celebrations k.o.i. says according to social media reports iranian police arrested around three hundred
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people came out and supported the kurdish referendum in iraq. by kurds will not destabilize security in the region the region's government oppression against the kurds that has created the instability when there is an independent kurdish region in iraq it will be a motive for other kurdish nations in other parts of the region like the kurds in iran turkey and syria more than ninety two percent of those who voted in the iraqi kurdish referendum said yes to future session from iraq. despite the threats from the governments in baghdad ankara and iran these iranian kurds share the same dream child strafford al jazeera jack in iraq. representatives from more than fifty countries are meeting in moscow to try to come up with a plan for peace in afghanistan the taliban and the groups have experienced a resurgent since the withdrawal of coalition forces in twenty fourteen about
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increasing violence has led the international committee of the red cross to reduce its operations there after the worst year of attacks against its workers. a cautious step forward and then another and as he catches his breath a smile. this tentative shuffle is an enormous achievement for a man who just months ago thought he'd never walk again and dad who can lost his legs two years ago shot as an attacker tried to rob him this clinic run by the international committee of the reed cross and offering services for free has enabled him to contemplate a different future that there. is my it's almost twenty days since i got here and i'm already so much better when the thief shot me i wasn't able to move but since i've been here i can walk again the red cross has been operating in afghanistan for
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thirty years around eighteen hundred staff offering medical services at clinics like these for some of afghanistan's poorest and most vulnerable and some parts in the north much of it remote and plagued by conflict the red cross is the only international body reaching them but it's been forced to rethink its operations there last month at a red cross clinic in the northern city of mazar e sharif a patient shot and killed the spanish was your therapist she was the tint red cross worker to be killed in afghanistan in sixteen years but the seventh this year alone and then there are other kidnappings to work as abducted this year though they were later released the red cross says these are numbers it can no longer ignore it's office and couldn't dos will be closed as will its operations in my mana and well the rehabilitation center in missouri will stay open it will be run by locals.
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it's a big loss for our community here in can those the red cross is a huge help for the poor in need the fact is every day by conflict. according to u.s. military estimates the government controls about. sixty percent of the country the wrist is either in the hands of all being fought over by the taliban and other armed groups like isis. the red cross says it won't be leaving the country altogether clinics like this one in kabul will stay open a lifeline for the disabled and for those now back on their feet. some of them now crafting the limbs that will help people walk again medium hond al jazeera a runoff vote is likely to take place following presidential elections in liberia the vote count is continuing after tuesday's hole there were twenty candidates running and the winner must secure at least fifty percent of the vote to avoid a second round president ellen johnson sirleaf africa's first female leader is
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stepping aside after nearly twelve years in office. well i bury a civil war ended nearly fifteen years ago but the scars have been slow to heal victims of violence a division still deep as many come face to face with their attackers on the streets of new agers travel to monrovia to meet some survivors who say they can't move on until justice is served this is west point one of liberia's most densely populated areas home to a number of former fighters but also to some of the potential of the country's civil war. i don't miss nemer moved here after he lost his mother brother business and when the war you still see some of those he says killed members asked homily on the streets he's trying to put the past behind him now but it hasn't been easy.
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to me because you are only a moron hard and i broke down. when i think for a long. but also was opened in the war and later doctored by rebels will find that difficult to not. want because most people are the what i mean used to rain. anything. like. that. now a father himself also just as victims why deny closure the government effort to help both victims and aggressors find closure to the horrors of the civil war was abundant almost immediately started it's been fourteen years since the end of the civil war and experts believe that with so many involved the country will still
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have to deal with the consequences one day. the government agree could have been done i'm not saying that we didn't do anything we've got a reconciliation but there are still some austin issues that we are a little bit harder and maybe differently we were some of the results for we still have some lingering issues with. issues with issues about some communities still the most at the most themselves. and the issues that victims would like to see their self sooner rather than later for instance many of those by the way have still not been able to return. i'll just you know what i wrote. or i says come on this al-jazeera news sifting through what remains of the lives of the families who lost everything in california. it is time to africa's largest oil reserves so why is there a massive fuel shortage in south sudan where to find out. and
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placing them where it hurts more than one hundred former ice hockey players prepared to sink the n.h.l. over the long term effects of head injuries. pizza in sports. hallow not using the satellite picture will reveal anything of this part of the world apart from a few showers in the of the caucuses now not very much so if you calorie tell what the season is temperatures give you a clue and of course we know where we are the twenty five degrees in toronto thirty three in baghdad it's just slowly cooling down the chance of showers being repeated of the caucus or maybe the caspian coast of iran well the chances there is just off to a high one at the moment is largely sunshine and watch the wind directions even the eastern med things are quiet and done as a sort of fairly warm twenty seven in beirut and aleppo sas on the arabian
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peninsula and we saw the burst of the monsoon bringing briefly a bit of the heavy back to solid there's still a lot of cloud around in the forecast and when you see clear you think well i might well be one or two showers in the n.t. quarter or some parts of a mile but that's probably it there's maybe an increased chance as that cloud drifts over the mountains in the south of saudi to get a shower out of it otherwise we look to the wind direction once more as a northerly coming down so the gulf surge get quite breezy in die hard probably abu dhabi in dubai was temperatures in the middle to high thirty's that when turns around it's rather dusty time and probably windy time in both mecca and medina at forty degrees. china's property. fields become cities rivers water parks forests. mostly empty.
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yana brings international before the illusion of a thriving metropolis and the myth of an immigrant. chinese dream a witness documentary at this time on al-jazeera until now the coverage of latin america that most of the world was a cloud cover included todd's tragedies of quakes and that was it but not so how could will feel how they look how they think and that's what we do we go with five and a half months of demanding a good education system that was introduced to. that in america as your eyes have to fill a void that needed to be filled. with
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my sound. of microphone working out i think we're back now let's remind. top stories that police in the kenyan capital nairobi have fired tear gas a protest is demonstrating against a new election which they say will give the current president or her kenyatta a war victory and a rerun election later this month. spain's prime minister has also just to clarify whether they've declared independence before the government triggers and. take away the region's political. the u.n.
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is accusing me a mall security forces of torture killings and the rape of children as part of well organized coordinated and systematic attacks against one hundred muslims. the death toll from northern california's wildfires continues to rise with at least fifteen people killed thousands of people have fled their homes others are now returning to find the houses completely destroyed jacob met one couple as they sifted through the rubble in santa rosa. adam and lydia gettleman were the last people to get out of their neighborhood i thought that i could attempt to save save our houses with this happening down so i attempted for another fifteen twenty minutes just hosing it down the whole the whole fence line everything and everything at the touch of the hose and until i couldn't see any more. the disaster in northern california claimed at least fifteen lives and more than two thousand
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buildings and at this point fire officials offer no predictions as to when they might have the fires here contained it wasn't just the speed of the flames or the incredible heat that devastated this community it was also the fact that in the age of the smart phone people here say that they seem to have almost no warning at all adam and lydia say they got lucky their baby woke up at one of the morning and you could hear explosions in the background we don't know what it was but it was the trees never exploding and you didn't receive any kind of what we're now going to along there is nothing so i right now at times myself there is nothing now the gammons are tallying the cost i had a baseball card collection point about twenty thousand dollars worth and see i tell collection of my five thousand star wars collection of my five thousand and that's all gone all of this right here a scene repeated throughout the state today as residents return to sift through the ashes jacob board al-jazeera santa rosa california india supreme court has ruled
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that a man is committing right if he has sex with his under-age wife it's a landmark decision for a country with one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world because the age of consent is eighteen for all purposes although considered illegal child marriage is deeply rooted in india. japan's kobe still is into crisis after it was revealed it falsified data on its products japan's third biggest steelmaker has lost more than a third of its stock market value in a wreck hold today saw and florence louis has. made in japan and now these brands share one more thing in common their customers of kobe steel the company has admitted employees fabricated data about product quality to meet customer specifications the government says it's following the case closely. although this was an agreement between private entities we think kobe still is
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misconduct was something that has shaken the foundation of business transactions the ministry is taking the situation very seriously kobe steel says two hundred customers in japan and worldwide including manufacturers of trains and planes have received falsely certified materials customers are checking whether they used substandard products and whether there are safety issues or not and yet more revelations mean the scandal could be wider than initially thought kobe steal it myths that the fabricated data affected not only copper and aluminum products but also ion powder which is mainly used in making automobile components kobe also admits that it's launched an investigation into a subsidiary company which is reported to have shipped material used for making semiconductors to customers without inspecting them the kobe scandal is the latest to hit corporate japan faulty ags made by takata problems at the largest safety recall in history of the auto industry in june the japanese company has filed for
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bankruptcy misandry called one point two million vehicles last week after admitting unqualified staff carried out factory inspections. the scandals are seen by many as a further blow to japan's reputation for quality manufacturing that reputation has allowed japanese companies to charge higher prices compared to cheaper competitors such as china not all analysts think the scandal is a disaster for japanese brands japan turns to have a lot of over spec right you know they really if you want to have the last three percent of perfection you have to go to a japanese company because they're the only ones doing it while everybody else you know whether it's korea whether it's germany whether it's india you know operates on minimum viable standard kobe still set the misconduct involved dozens of employees and as many as four factories and possibly going back ten years the full
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financial impact is still not known but it could be huge if customers request replacements the company's share price has already taken a beating on the stock market florence louis al-jazeera tokyo. the world health organization is warning that the number of obese children in developing countries is soaring is has rates the worst of the middle east north africa and parts of asia while levels among kids in rich countries appear to have peaked researches use data from the past forty years predicting that by twenty twenty two there will be more obese children and adolescents than underweight ones in one hundred seventy five there were one hundred million obese adults around the world the study published to coincide with world obesity day found that by twenty sixteen that number had jumped to six hundred and seventy one million by the end of last year there were fifty million obese girls and seventy four million obese boys in the world. let's save the story because i'm joined now by tom fry who is the chairman of the national
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obesity forum here in the u.k. could have you with us in the studio at some of the figures is in this report all staggering especially the increases that we're seeing in places like asia and the south pacific those developing countries why the developing areas now struggling with obesity basically because a lot of people look at the west and they say that's what the west do we want we'd like the west and they they do not realize that in fact the western food is less than healthy result is they get fat and of course if they're not exercising and they're not burning off the calories that's a sort of double minus if you will so it's really the food that the west has been consuming what over the last forty years so i guess you're talking about the fatty foods. the red meats things like that are now being a now becoming more available to those in the developing countries it's more processed made sure and the good thing about processed meat is that you can mass produce you go from the world with it and this is why some of the big corporations
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are hugely rich as a result of just pummeling in all the healthy food to areas of the very cheap price and therefore if you will it's extremely interesting for the families to buy it the second problem is that it's laced with sugar and fat and sugar and fat excite the appetite and so you got a couple of real minuses to combat and you talk about exercise i mean the more technology children seem to have access to the less likely they are to exercise again i guess it means that if new technology is now available in some of those developing areas that children who used that were forced to play outside now have the access to be able to play inside and not actually move salute i mean i travel quite a lot and i remember. about ten years ago being in kazakstan. kazakstan is not the richest country in the world and even in the poorest there. areas there were boys playing with their game boys and everything and it's just amazing the way which
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technology has taken over and of course it's tremendously exciting and children excited by exciting things and they feel that the technology was boring and flattened and everything they wouldn't touch it but it's the it's the imagination of the characters and animations which really grab them and that's there ready for them i mean what can be done in the west as you know we've been sort of battling this and talking about it for the last twenty or thirty years there is always this argument whether or not the government should be interfering should it be taxes all sugary drinks and food some people say that's it you know against people's freedom other people say well if the government has a right to do that because their health service is having to pay for the effects of obesity what do you think well when you look at the cost of obesity and all the co-morbidities which go with it which in this report as far as the united kingdom is concerned is thirty one billion pounds every year then in my view the government
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really is about to take a grip because that's a loss to the exchequer which is unbearable. i think that the government really has to now start to get tough with the food industry the food industry has had its own way year after year after year and unfortunately governments have sometimes bowed in front of the food industry because it's a huge employment industry and they have said ok fine we will do what we can but that been transcended particularly i think in terms of the moment where george osborne and the united kingdom parliament said totally unexpectedly we are now going to impose a levy on industry and for the first time industry really sat up and take notice because he was absolutely firm about it what it is to tell industry actually you can make a. army by producing better and less harmful food and
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a lot of big firms are saying fine we'll cut the sugar out and we'll still maintain a good income flow to riffing because that means the consumption of sugar is going right down the other thing is that we are now looking at a twenty percent reduction in food stuffs by twenty twenty ten years ago that would have been an impossibility now industries starting to say yeah i think we can manage that they won't achieve the whole thing by twenty twenty but they wouldn't be it'll be in the right direction tom really good to have you with us thank you so much for coming in thank you for your work south sudan is hosting its first ever international oil conference but its president has been in a show salva kiir was expected to address the gathering which has failed to attract investors from large global energy firms the country is going through a fuel crisis despite having billions of all barrels in reserves but with no functioning power great petrol is being sold on the black markets at
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a cost not all can afford it morgan reports from the capital juba. this may not seem the best way to prepare for exams but now i think peter says it's the only way her brothers them study she says fuel is too expensive for her family. because there's no power in the house so we use candles we can't pay for the fuel that is used to run the generator in our neighborhood fuel is expensive and comes from the black market it's cheaper to get candles spears but for day south sudan has the largest oil reserve in africa according to experts but it has no means of processing its own oil instead it relies on its neighbor sudan to do so but two years of war and low oil prices last here has damaged the economy this has resulted in hard currency crisis making it hard for traders to bring in fuel most suppliers now prefer just of private sectors leaving many stations in the country empty despite the shortage of few electrical stations you can find info on the sea from recycled water bottles but at a price eight dollars
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a gallon about forty third that's nearly ten times more than the official price of seventeen cents at petco face. there are government subsidies on imported fuel but because the black market is more profitable subsidies along with other issues are contributing to the country shortage few shortages it's because. we're subsidizing his expression you know the fuel is being subsidize. that is one issue that we are facing. every three months i give them said to me. smuggling fuel part of the country and there are people who are actually taking the fuel to the black market so that they make more money and this is the work of the police and the national security to address it so that they stopped not it's those who are actually doing illegal activities like trading with fewer lawmakers have recently proposed lifting the fuel subsidies but some analysts say if the government does
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this the short term impact will be damaging could have an impact on you know income . of them lose because the front support will be skyrocket although it is the movie but it has to be because the viewer is not available but the subsidy at least keeps the dome and or might be diluted the food items and other essential supplies may also increases in prices now think knows she can't afford the cost a few but she hopes it doesn't do an extent to do one thing that lights her home at night and force her and her family to live in darkness he will morgan al-jazeera juba or i still ahead so on this new a major gauguin exhibition opens in paris but why his work in polynesia is still a source of controversy in france. and the small success for rafa nadal in china on that more sport of pisa coming up.
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again poor guy is one of france's most famous artists best known for his paintings of polynesian women his distinctive style also influenced a younger generation of artists including casso and meting gauguin is now the subject of a major exhibition opening in paris but as natasha butler explains aspects of his time in the south pacific is still considered taboo by many in france paul gauguin a struggle thought to stick recognition all his life the frenchman's bold use of color and abstract depictions of reality shocks nineteenth century out lovers but
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today he's considered a trailblazer a new exhibition in paris is prestigious group l.a. celebrates one of the world's most famous post-impressionist city are not heard his are totally surprised it was like nothing else at the time it was without concessions it was wild in fact he often called himself wild it really shocked people some people supported him but it wasn't until the start of the twentieth century that people realized he was such a revolutionary. go-go was fascinated with tribal arts and other cultures when success in europe eluded him he left for france's colonies in the south pacific it's a period that has come to define him but not without controversy the paintings created by go into haiti are some of his most popular he was obviously captivated by the people and the colors but some critics say that this period of his life has become so romanticized in france the perhaps it ignores some uncomfortable realities.
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tahiti was under french colonial rule and the artist enjoyed many of the systems privileges he married a thirteen year old girl and had numerous lovers of a similar age but these aspects of go-go's life are rarely discussed in france. a new film about his time in thai he has been attacked by those who say to avoid some hard truths. professor starr's x. written extensively about goga he says criticizing french culture and the colonial past is simply to hear the history of colonization deal very touchy issue in france much more than in the u.k. or the us for many people in the head you go guys nothing but a. drunkard who basically looted. a pretty nation and the haitian culture an art to make
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a living how gauguin chose to live it is unlikely to matter to the millions of people who enjoys art but others may find it enriching to have a clearer picture of the man behind the paintings natasha butler al jazeera paris let's go from art to sport is peace. thank you very much the united states will miss out on the first fifo world cup since nineteen eighty six after a two one defeat to trinidad and tobago put paid to the hopes of qualifying bruce arena's team only needed a draw in their last qualifying game but they were beaten two one by trinidad and tobago are the results also wins against them and so as a result they will be no usa at russia twenty eighteen we're joined now from new york by brian graham he's the guardian us deputy sports and it's a broad thank you for being with us where did it all go wrong for this group of team usa players well one thing.
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is this little you're going to. probably. seen it really was when you. were it was a really you know you. what kind of a commercial impact is this likely to have in the states. well i mean you know because all of this is. just a little bit like for some of your. question it was once again truth is it's not. it's not the biggest sport here in america and i think you know a lot of people. are granted that you must want to follow up to follow i'm allowed in a row going to really think people are just shot it's probably going to get into
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a little drop in the next hour. everybody started shooting there was here and i'll sleep. next year or maybe they. will be you know there's one of them. a little. concerned as you mentioned there that football is not the biggest sport in the united states and fee for have worked quite hard to grow the sport in that country how much of a blow is that they would not have them in russia you know in the big blow totally . out of the serious side of the system here and that is really the score that we're going to have. played mostly over the last you know why it's. the loss is very. hard to sort of explain is just. the only. way this is a player if. you will turn around the russian
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. brian on one gram will leave it there thank you so much for your time much appreciated there were celebrations for argentina though when he came to they received scoring a hat trick in a crucial game with ecuador the spite the ecuadorians opening the scoring just one minute into the game messi struck back with an equaliser just over ten minutes later and the scoring wouldn't stop and make the school twice more for a heroes have trick on the night three one was the school. ok of the thirty two teams that will compete in russia next year twenty three are already confirmed from east asia you have japan and south korea who both confirmed they spot last month right so that's at the far eastern side of the globe if we shift to the middle east iran and saudi arabia have booked their place and then obviously if you go north you can see there the host nation or russia they qualify automatically of course now from europe defending champions germany have booked their tickets alongside and
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let's give you the whole list here of belgium spain france portugal england serbia poland and little old iceland up there in the north never to qualify a team from africa so far on nigeria and egypt that is for the first time since one nine hundred ninety the pharaoh's will be at the world cup mexico costa rica and panama advance from the concord carefree june and if we go down south to south america you'll see that brazil europe argentina and colombia are the teams that are confirmed for russia twenty eighteen the remaining nine spots will be decided next month now more than one hundred former professional ice hockey players are preparing to sue the national office of the national hockey league a bigger part in there accusing the n.h.l. of negligence and concealing scientific evidence of long term damage caused by head injuries to players it's a topic that's currently being researched in toronto then we'll let reports. fast furious and intricate ice hockey mixes speed intense physical contact it's
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also a sport that's hard on those who play it fans love them but frequent body checks even fist fights cause dangerous injuries especially to the head and you put a harness around your back former player scott thornton is retired but after at least sixteen concussions he's worried about long term brain trauma he says he's feeling some effects i can be looking at a photo of teammates i play with ten years ago and can't remember some of their names in the photo and i played five years with these guys you know a lot of guys are way worse than me so i can kind of live with the state that i'm in. dozens of former players are taking part in a study looking for links between the concussions they suffered and degenerative brain function some n.h.l. players who died in recent years were found to have physical brain deterioration similar to all simers disease many of their former teammates are worried they could be next as an issue it's a real issue but it needs to be put in perspective in terms of the the general
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incidence which is unknown the general incidence of dementia in our genitives sees it we're only beginning to learn. the current lawsuit claims the n.h.l. knew about the potential for brain damage from concussions but concealed it players were encouraged to return to the game too soon after head injuries the league denies this and says it has rigorous concussion protocols but the settlement in two thousand and thirteen of a similar suit by national football league players in the u.s. has set a precedent legal experts are warning that the n.h.l. is taking a risk by refusing to settle if we look to the n.f.l. and their settlement that was a billion dollars and the n.f.l. can afford a billion dollars and they have then a child cannot you know in the grand scheme of things that could be a serious hit to the league that could even you know in some cases destroy what the league is facing now is a class action lawsuit thousands of ex players could be eligible for compensation should. their legal arguments prevail the judge in the case wants it settled or
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decided later this year if possible at arenas across north america and new n.h.l. season has begun but amid the excitement and anticipation of fans the possibility that a court ruling could have a devastating impact on the game then you're lacking just zero toronto. and it was a night of mixed emotions for the vegas golden knights as they made their home n.h.l. debut ahead of the clash with the arizona coyotes they honored those affected by the mass shooting that killed fifty nine people in the city on the ice the team had plenty to celebrate with a five two victory and they are now three wins from three in the debut n.h.l. season. roger federer has made a winning return to action at the shanghai masters playing his first tour match since losing in the quarter finals of the us open last month the swiss was made to work hard by the hugo schwartzman of the world number two came through seven six six four to reach the third round. world number one rafael nadal was also
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victorious in shanghai and the spaniard dropped to just three games to gerrard to donaldson less than an hour. meanwhile sixth seed are going to go the emitter of fair to say three match points against ryan harrison but the bulgarian survive to stay in the hunt for one of the five remaining spots at next month's a.t.p. world tour finals in london and that's all the sport. paul i'm going to. join us in a couple of minutes time thanks for watching. the
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