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and forced underground the feeling might become part of the same. crackdown the concluding part of the week and china's democracy experiment at this time does iraq. witness documentaries that open your eyes at this time on al-jazeera. al-jazeera. and i'm richelle carey this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. turkey's military on the move into syria and
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a new operation across the border. the u.s. is pulling out of the united nations cultural body unesco claiming bias against israel which is following get out the door. celebrations on the street palestinian political rivals hamas and the reconciliation deal after a decade of disagreement. and canada's leader mates as mexican counterpart with an uncertain future for their free trade agreement with the u.s. . a convoy of turkish troops has entered northern syria and a new military operation it's after turkey said it was sending in troops to enforce a deescalation zone as part of an agreement between turkey which backs rebel forces and iran and russia which support the government turkish media is reporting the
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armored vehicles carrying troops crossed into serious in live province late on thursday. has more from a talkie along turkey's border with syria. this is what we know so far dozens of military vehicles have crossed into syria we know from different sources that the turkish military tao is stationed in an area called and all of the western outskirts of the province of idlib or however we know that their final destination is going to be of this is part of a deal that was signed between russia iran and turkey to implement the deescalation zone in italy it remains to be seen what will happen to hey attempt to have fighters the formal after you have the other ones will control they're going to put up a resistance to this whole operation are they going to pull out are you going to hand over their weapons but we're going. hearing from sources that he had to his shame is that he's courting the turkish military convoy as it was into syria that many
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challenges here first of all turkey needs to implement the deescalation so they have to ensure that nobody engages any fighting in the near future of a second challenge is basically the kurdish factions operating a lot far from where the turkish military is the nation. in syria turkey said in the past that it considers all kurdish factions particularly s.d.f. and they wipe e.g. a terrorist organization and that it won't allow them extend further to words of the western part of what's to words the mediterranean so these are going to be the most important challenges facing the turkish military moves no deeper into syria a twenty car bombings in northeast syria have killed at least thirty five people they attacked reportedly happened at a checkpoint set up by the syrian time a crowd of forces south. city syria's government news agency says the bombings targeted civilians playing i saw areas and as for dozens of others were injured i
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saw is being blamed for the attack. elsewhere in syria ceasefire deals been reached that could bring an end to the siege of rebel held areas south of damascus the agreement brokered by cairo and moscow includes three opposition factions but it doesn't specifically mention the syrian government or eisel which holds an area outside the capital no further details are provided on which part of southern damascus it covered or which sides would take part in a deal baghdad has denied that it's planning an imminent attack on the autonomy of kurdish region of iraq kurdish authorities close roads overnight saying they received a warning from the iraqi military of a planned attack on kurdish controlled areas stratford has the latest for us from northern iraq. this is the last kurdish peshmerga checkpoint on the bill mosul road . the kurdish authorities closed it on another route into nineveh province for
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a few hours overnight saying they had received messages from the iraqi military that it was planning attacks in kurdish control. pressure is mounting from baghdad on the kurdish regional government ok argy following the recent referendum on secession from iraq many people say they feel punished and afraid they rocky government is trying to fight the chaos economically wanted to close its land borders they have already closed the international airspace they have cut the federal budget to the k r g it's all coming from about a government this is not right civilians should not be punished like this the federal government in baghdad denied any responsibility for these messages that the k r g said that it received last night from the iraqi military and shia militia groups saying that they were planning attacks around the oil rich city of kirkuk and north of mosul but the closure of this road last night as a result of those messages shows just how nervous the kurdish regional government
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is getting a federal court has issued arrest warrants for members of the kurdish regional government electoral commission. baghdad says it wants federal control over kayleigh ji banks and telephone networks both turkey and iran have held a joint military operations with the iraqi army close to the k r g international borders and a spokesperson for the turkish president receive type says turkey will eventually take control of its kayleigh g. border in coordination with baghdad and tehran kurdish regional government says baghdad's action amounts to collective punishment this is a clear prove that that is not ready for democracy or for dialogue. we from our side we are jet violence we reject confrontation we are not force collation and we do not want to provoke but but likewise we expect that to respect the will of the people of course the iraqi prime minister hyderabadi says military
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confrontation is not the solution. but he says there will be no dialogue with the kayleigh ji until the referendum results are made no and avoid all the ninety two percent of those who voted said yes to eventual kurdish the session the k r g says the kurdish people of iraq have spoken trial strafford al jazeera northern iraq ok let's return to the story that we have been covering a turkish troops crossing the border into syria army parky is a professor of international relations at lehigh university he joins us now via skype from washington d.c. thank you for your time you say that you find this move and a bit surprising why so well it is surprising in the following sense for early reports saying that the turkish troops it's going to by h.g.'s have i think talking which is no qaeda affiliated group in fact as a group supposedly they had made
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a deal with russia and you know. that attacks were going to go against so why are the czechs now suddenly making a deal with the very people they were supposed to control and these kind of terrorists are essentially escorting the turks so that's that's a first important question and it remains to be seen whether or not the al qaeda elements will essentially continue to have a cease fire as a joke so at some point turn against them but i think this this move has most to do with. domestic turkish politics and also turkey's deteriorating relationship with the united states so what west will this how will the u.s. see this. well the u.n. i mean if the turks are trying to do is also send a message to washington saying look we can now hit the s.d.f. and there y.p. genies are to choose to syria now allies of the united sates fighting isis as
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the emphasis and sitting in the ok front which is composed mostly of the kurdish fighters go the way b.g. so by going in they will be very close as your correspondent also said very close to b.g. positions in our friend and the turkish press and the turkish government has been talking now for two weeks about how they plan to go in and then go after the us why p.g. well they to do that and to create a major problem with united states because the united states needs a white preaching to fight isis and to finish the isis threats in syria i suspect they're toast won't do anything at the moment but this is now they have a car they came play against united states and have another card that they can flip the united states with a ship with united states and turkey is very tense at the moment and you saw that the united states in cause i'm presenting to the nations right next to its presence on that bed the dad to i directed it coming out of uncle
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a cancer united states both in the turkish press that's controlled by and on which is mostly all of the turkish west and also i do i'm sort of in his speech today indicates that there is no easy or quick solution to to the crisis between turkey and that's it which is all about any mechanism of turkish nationals were writing for now as if i could ask as well what role do you think russia is playing in all of this well i think the russians are probably laughing all the way to the back because any any that vergence between nine states and turkey both being nato countries works to the advantage of the russians and to the extent that the russians can. upset that elation ship. they would be happy but that they're also signs it's a question turkish relationship is not. that the turks announced today that they will not accept any ships coming from crimea to dock in turkish posts because claim
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yeah as you know he's ok by by the russians so they know there are shots being fired across the bows of russia between russia and turkey as well so we're going to very uncertain very. insulin stable situation in that region and that's when mistakes can happen when accidents can happen and one soldier can fire another by mistake and kill somebody and then it's going to be a reaction so we if he means to be seen with this is going to go i do moment i don't think the turks are going to move against the kurds yet but they are in a position to do so ok henri barkey joining us from washington thank you thank you pakistan's army has rescued a family held captive by they have cannae network an organization allied to the afghan taliban the army says canadian joshua boyle his american wife caitlin coleman and their three children were freed in
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a tribal district along the pakistan afghanistan border after a tip off by u.s. intelligence agencies they were kidnapped in afghanistan in two thousand and twelve while their pack packing hider has more from the sama bot. in an intelligent operation the progress on the military and intelligence agencies were able to recover all five. including mr boyd and american wife and children they were under the custody of the taliban. when they were in a one at dawn for a backpacking family. and the american they appreciate don however all this happening at a time when friction between islamabad and washington. change in the u.s. policy but the blog astonished wrecking their day were nor did allow any foreign troops to operate in any joint operation inside new territory and they would of
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course on the other hand appreciate any actionable intelligence. operation inside their own. the united nations says the number of civilian casualties in afghanistan has soared this year after the u.s. ramped up its aerial campaign four hundred sixty six civilians have been killed or injured by airstrikes cents to start of the year that's up fifty two percent from the same time in two thousand and sixteen the u.n. says women and children accounted for more than two thirds of the victims the u.s. the only foreign force in afghanistan carrying out airstrikes dropped more than three thousand bombs and missiles on taliban and i saw fighters this year that's more than the previous two years combined. plenty more head in the news hour including the deal or no deal donald trump is expected to announce whether he will uphold the iran nuclear agreement a crackdown on opposition protests by the kenyan government says it's necessary.
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and sport qatar based sports t.v. channel begins response to allegations of bribery linked to feed for world cup t.v. rights. with. the. united states and israel say they're pulling out of unesco the un's cultural agency claiming anti israel bias and a need for reform so what exactly is unesco united nations educational scientific and cultural organization was founded at the end of the second world war with the aim of promoting peace and security through international cooperation projects. education programs scientific and historical research and cultural diversity and an effort to preserve important ideas and architecture but probably most recognized for its famous branding of world heritage sites of which there are currently one thousand and seventy three around the world united states and israel are going to
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pull out of you know sco washington says the move comes off the back of what it describes says the need for fundamental reform in the organization and continuing anti israel bias pedicle he reports. you could be forgiven for thinking that you know wouldn't be all that controversial its mission to promote peace gender equality protect important sites like the statue of liberty or the great barrier reef but this summer it also recognized the old city of hebron in the west bank as a palestinian world heritage site the u.s. says that showed a bias against israel one reason it said for its decision that issue was the same reason that the us stopped funding the agency in two thousand and eleven when the palestinian authority was made a full member it didn't pay but didn't give up its membership either so its bills kept wrecking up currently it owes us go five hundred fifty million dollars another reason it says the us is quitting at the end of twenty eighteen the question is you
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know do we want to pay that money and do we want to pay more money going forward when there is actually a law that says the u.n. entity that accepts palestinians as a member state can no longer receive u.s. funding so that's part of it the move has been roundly condemned by diplomats in isco it's about promoting our ideals and values to culture education and science these values and ideals. very much part of france's d.n.a. but also america's d.n.a. . this is part of a growing trend of international disengagement president trump is taking the u.s. out of more than just yes go he also said the u.s. would pull out of the paris climate deal and he walked away from the trans-pacific partnership he's also threatened under the south korean trade deal the north american free trade agreement with canada and mexico and possibly the iran nuclear
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deal still this is not the first time the us has left us go the decision to withdraw was made by president reagan on the recommendation of the secretary of state the u.s. left in one thousand nine hundred four over what it said was a pro soviet bias but it rejoined in two thousand and two some analysts say this sends a dangerous message this to me is a bad message and it's a bad message because it says to our allies we're not going to be a leader anymore we're not going to play the kind of role we promise to play after world war two and two are would be adversaries it sends the message aha this may be an opening united states maybe in retreat and we can fill the void. the trump administration often says the campaign pledge america first doesn't mean america alone but it is looking more and more like that with each passing move away from the world stage patty calling al-jazeera washington and had again esko said that
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it's a shame that the u.s. has pulled out because it's a founding member of the organization. i express my deep regrets. remember what i said in two thousand and eleven already when the united states alone states voting rights and suspended payment to the united states method for your nice school and unesco my thoughts for the united states in fact if you go back into history we will see not only that. united states is a founding member of unicycle the whole idea that you can build peace through education science a culture of communication. is basically an american idea let's bring in ali and in and chicago he is the co-founder of the online palestinian news organization electronic intifada thank you for joining us so how significant is this. is this move by the u.s.
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. well known trump famously said he was going to put america first and what he's done here is to put israel first by pulling out to unesco based on the lie that there is an anti israel bias in fact walked israel and the united states have been complaining about. the more loudly over the past months is that you know esko has voted on several occasions to up hold him to the national law and to uphold the sitting on the rights and to recognize that sites like the old city of jerusalem of the old city of hebron of the iranian mosque in hebrew and world heritage sites that are at risk and. it's not controversial or told of these sites that in the
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occupied west bank every country in the world considers them to be in the occupied west bank but israel considers it to be anti israel bias to not award those sites to it so that's that's the issue the israel can't use unesco to bludgeon the world into accepting its occupation of colonize sation and so and the u.s. patron stormy let me ask let me add any poles thank you good riddance to them so let me ask you again how significant do you think this is this is just something symbolic and as our patty kahane reported it seems to be part of a bigger trend of the u.s. disengaging from a lot of things. no i think it's a very good thing because. israel and the united states have been p. being the workers you know just go just as they impede the workers of the u.n. agency is which they see soleus vehicles to push israel's of the u.s.
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agenda so it is of course symbolic is as israel's desire to push a gender of colonization and occupation but i think a lot of people of the well will say good riddance to the united states a good riddance to israel and would like to see israel withdraw from more you and agencies rather than using them as vehicles to try to push its legal gender its occupation of colonization of palestinian land so i guess i well israel's announcement that it will pull out and coverage in israel to go further and pull out of the united nations will to go ahead and that is different and that is a different conversation for another day that's another conversation ali hamdani i thank you very much for joining us we appreciate it you're welcome palestinians in gaza in the occupied west bank had been out on the streets celebrating a reconciliation deal between fatah hamas and ends a decade long graft in places gaza and the west bank under one government for the
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first time since two thousand and seven al-jazeera is harry fawcett apart from ramallah and the occupied west bank. in the grand hall of the egyptian intelligence headquarters and hamas officially signed on to egypt's grand plan for palestinian reconciliation after a decade of division both sides expressed hope that at this time it was very good. and there has been full agreement on the concept of empowering the government and the legitimate palestinian government will return to working normally in accordance with its prerogatives and the law. despite the fact that we have some different views different political points we have different disputes but this will never change the fact that we are brothers we are brothers in religion we are brothers in nationality we are brothers in the national interest we suffer the same we have the same future we need to find a way for a unity of our people to secure the ambitions of our people this isn't the first
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time they've been here repeated attempts to reconcile have failed a main stumbling block the future of hamas military wing appears for now to have been set aside palestinian authority security services are to resume running gaza's border crossings including the vital one with egypt other issues how to run internal security and merge two separate groups of government workers are being addressed step by step along the lines of a twenty eleven agreement also signed with great fanfare in cairo here in ramallah the palestinian president mahmoud abbas welcomed the deal saying it accelerated palestinian reconciliation is fatah delegation head indicated its timelines and targets would ensure that it stayed on track and of course it has egypt breathing hard down the necks of both parties in gaza so damaged by the split the economic blockade and three israeli wars people are talking cautiously in terms of hope. when we used to hear about any reconciliation efforts we would think immediately of
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the failure of it but we hope this time is different unity could at least solve the power crisis and bring happiness to the gazan people. we've had enough eleven years of suffering without electricity no medicine for people no travelling we want to live like other nations. so far the israeli reaction has been muted saying hamas would need to recognize israel and give up its arms but without the full bore opposition of previous reconciliation attempts. it is and without power. in gaza celebrations were underway not least of the prospect of an end to restrictions on salaries and electricity imposed by the palestinian authority earlier this year to put pressure on hamas but it's clear that this is the start of a process the coming weeks will feature plenty of opportunities to build mutual
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trust or we can it carry four sit in the occupied west bank earlier al jazeera senior political analyst. much of the process is about running the autonomous territories in the west bank and gaza that's it so it's about the palestine national authority and the legislative council governing those territories in terms of diplomacy it's the palestine liberation organization the p.l.o. that the rules that are present all palestinians including those in east jerusalem including those in lebanon in jordan in the refugee areas and social force so the palestine liberation organization that represents all palestinians is not for the time being under scrutiny in terms of gaza the west bank preparation they want on the long term to reform the p.l.o. in order to include have mass in it but for the time being all the diplomatic
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agreements will continue to be honored by president abbas as the head of the p.l.o. so i think much of these arrangements do not infringe on that the provide the process again the question is for the put a scene here is whether they're getting anything at all out of the focus. i mean mars later on sunset she has called for a national unity or an address to the nation on the right hand to refugee crisis she is under increasing international pressure over her failure to condemn the army for alleged abuses against the ranch more than half a million rihanna have escaped to bangladesh since the crackdown began in late august so she says she's holding talks with bangladesh about returning it to me and mark. we are now negotiating with the government of bangladesh on the matter of accepting those who are now in bangladesh since our independence we have twice excessively negotiated with bangladesh on the issue based on the
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success which editions we are now negotiating for the time. passed more from me and mark. well for the bulk of the speech and science it she announced that they want to start rehabilitating bringing humanitarian aid assistance and rebuilding state where the conflict that military operations against the road is taking place but also perhaps the strangest part of the speech is that she called on donations from the public to help with that in endeavor basically calling on people to donate to rebuild the homes that have just been destroyed by this military operation now as we know this these operations are ongoing just yesterday on wednesday the un's human rights chief called on the military to stop its operations in iraq and state a damning report about the campaign in iraq and say calling it
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a well organized coordinated and systematic campaign to expel the row hinges and prevent them from ever coming back to me in march and includes testimony about indiscriminate killings mass rapes and the burning of homes very homes now that and some food she wants people to donate in order to see them rebuilt on this international criticism and some food she didn't say all that much except that she said that we need to understand that there's international criticisms but that nobody knows me and my better than we. but he wants development of mean maher more than we do so really address wednesday's report by the un's human rights chief. on friday u.s. president allah trump is expected to finally announce whether he will uphold the iran nuclear deal under the landmark agreement sanctions against iran or east in exchange for the islamic republic curbing its nuclear program mike hanna reports
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from the united nations a repudiation of the iran deal was a central promise of the trump electoral campaign and i'm disgusted i've never seen anything like it in my life and by the way be careful because we made a rare and a real power we gave a hundred and fifty billion dollars now think of it think of the crowd booed almost certainly unaware that wasn't the case the sum of money released in terms of the deal was in fact iran's own funds that had been frozen by previous sanctions we didn't get anything we got nothing during his first months in office president trump had to acknowledge the fact that iran was complying with its side of the deal formally certifying so on two occasions but the us ambassador to the united nations has apparently been at the forefront of finding a way in which the president could fulfill his campaign promise coming up with the argument that iranian compliance was not the only thing that need be certified we
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owe it to ourselves to look at every aspect of this deal and understand that this was a flawed deal and understand that this flawed deal has negative consequences as well this argument that other factors such as u.s. national interest should be taken into account rejected by of the signatories to the deal. the new agreement is about nuclear nuclear is fulfilled the agreement is the living. made clear to the fact that the us cannot take unilateral action without security council consensus the deal being signed by the five permanent members along with germany known as the p five plus one how many. all members of the p five plus one stand in line with iran except that one russia china three european countries the holy you and hundreds of countries they are all
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standing with iran perhaps the real interest of president trump is not the deal itself but the perceived political and personal need to meet one of his campaign promises if so president tran could play a long term cost for the short term satisfaction of his right wing support base not least the dilution of trust in u.s. commitment to international agreements the fracturing of relationships with traditional allies and the possible if not probable repudiation of a security council whose authority would be disdainfully floated by a thumping member mike hanna our jazeera at the united nations still ahead on al-jazeera tech from the rich and give to the poor why the i.m.f. says this is the best option for the economy plus. the money gallacher no wonder where more than thirty thousand puerto ricans arrived to escape hurricane maria we're looking at how recovery efforts are going and reaction to president drugs
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like these tweets. and the world's top tennis players are on a collision course in shanghai has the details in sport. hello we'll take a look at weather conditions across the americas this time now in north america we've got quite a weather at the moment across more western areas there is a cold front pushing through much storing the winds up a little bit across parts of california where the wildfires are still raging but hopefully the situation quite down over the weekend we have some snow up over the rockies on friday otherwise there is a frontal system out across parts of the midwest a little pushing toward chicago as we head through some places and rain likely here extending up through the great lakes in towards toronto fine conditions around the
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eastern seaboard should be a nice day in d.c. with highs there of twenty five and fine across much of the dallas coming in at thirty three heading down into the caribbean region we've got showers affecting the bahamas and western parts of cuba in particular weather wise for most usuals make sure of sunshine and showers thirty one in kingston and yes one to showers but again plenty of sunshine up through the isthmus we have some pretty heavy showers affecting southern parts of mexico in particular those continue as we head on through into saturday and from guatemala southward towards panama some heavy showers are likely. to america. cloudy across much of power and rain extends across parts of southern brazil. from the family home this is not negating dangerous rapids. from the time we depart to the time we finished scared to the fish and dicing with death. i'm afraid of
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falling i'm afraid of dying but if i don't go by coffee family the men who go to the extreme just to make a living. you have to be a strong swimmer otherwise. risking it all at this time on al-jazeera. i'll just. read every your.
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with. your watching out to zero let's recap the top stories this hour a convoy of turkish troops has entered northern syria and a new military operation ports from turkey say the troops will enforce a deescalation zone in rebel held at lip roberts of the u.s. and israel pulling out of the u.s. code the united nations cultural agency they've accused the organization of having an anti israel bias and meeting financial reform. palestinians in gaza and the occupied west bank have been out on the streets celebrating a reconciliation deal between hamas the agreement ends the rival factions a decade long rift and places gaza and the west bank under one government for the first time since two thousand and seven. as president donald trump's taken his most concrete step yet to undo obamacare his predecessor signature health care law he
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signed an executive order that lets small businesses ban together to buy cheaper health plans with fewer benefits for their employees trump says the obligations under proc obama's plan are too expensive for government and businesses but the new plans may not be available until two thousand and nineteen and could be challenged in the courts. the i.m.f. and world bank are hosting a meeting in washington d.c. where finance ministers and central banker some around the world are gathered it say the latest biannual forecast i.m.f. warn about rising inequality within countries and says higher taxes on the rich will not hamper economic growth. reports the world bank president says governments around the world need to spend all countries need to invest more in their people it's been a rough few decades for the world bank and the i.m.f. reputation's most recently they failed to see the economic crash of two thousand and eight coming despite the millions of dollars they spent
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a moment of the world economy for just such crashes and since two thousand and eight as the sort of austerity programs long imposed on the developing nations have been forced on developed countries like greece awareness and discontent with the i.m.f. is growing finally last year things seem to change the i.m.f. published an analysis that admitted its new liberal policies caused economic damage and this week the fund declared increasing taxes on the wealthy would not impede economic growth and would help address inequality the result is growing political tensions in many places and increased skepticism about the benefits of globalization. but for the leaders of the one hundred thirty three global groups protesting outside the meetings the policies haven't changed over the rhetoric for example raising taxes on the rich neoliberalism says any monies raised by the government should then be given to private corporations if you tax the rich the rich more what if and the government simply used the money to finance the
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corporations to invest in what the government should be doing which is servicing the people end up even in a. worse place because now we're paying for more expensive services the find inequality and says any concern expressed about increasing inequality doesn't match the current policies off the world. bank and the i.m.f. such as the pushing of drastic cuts in mongolia june is here and zambia and leading the privatisation of primary schools in liberia and funding investments in projects in honduras on land violently seized from peasants the i.m.f. failed to respond to our request for an interview one of the social indicators that the i.m.f. and world bank often take comfort in is the huge reduction in global extreme poverty over the last few decades sholay they argue proof that their brand of new liberal globalization is working however a new report from the center for economic and policy research released this week found that two thirds of the net reduction in extreme poverty in the world since
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one nine hundred ninety was in china which rejected that new liberal economic model the rebound the twenty first century was partly due to the fact that the i.m.f. lost almost all of its influence in middle income countries the skeptics both the i.m.f. and the world bank have yet to prove that their stated wish to eradicate poverty is anything more than a public relations strategy to conceal the same old economic approach she ever attends the al-jazeera washington for more on all this let's speak to scott morrison washington d.c. he's the director of the u.s. development policy initiative at the center for global development and we appreciate your time so what is the what's driving the agenda at these meetings this year. well actually i think this year it's it's actually a fairly stable and quiet period for the global economy so i don't see any major headlines coming out of these meetings that said i do think it bears watching in
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particular that the two major country actors at these meetings namely the united states and china because you know looking at these two we see a really a market contrast right now that certainly all the other member countries who are in town are observing as well and it's really a case of us trump administration retrenchment on multilateralism meeting chinese ambition on the multilateral stage the chinese in particular are using these meetings to showcase their multi-trillion dollar bill rhoden issued of which has a lot of support from the membership of the world bank and i.m.f. at the same time we're seeing comments from from u.s. government officials that are. really calling for a scaling back of lending and support from from the world bank and now these are just very different messages one that represents an ambitious agenda and the other
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that really is one of retrenchment the think there are countries that are still trying to figure out what this new footing is from the united states that's different than what it's been in the past yeah absolutely i think you know i have to imagine all the delegations arriving in washington this week do so with some trepidation this has been frankly a an erratic white house it's hard to know from week to week. where they're going to stand on on key international issues partnerships bilaterally and certainly attitudes towards these multilateral institutions so more often than not we're all scratching our heads on exactly where the u.s. might stand on on these issues ok and it's got more thank you so much for joining us from washington d.c. appreciate it. kenya's government is banning opposition protests in the lead up to the repeat presidential election the government says demonstrators looted and
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attacked police stations but the opposition accuse them of clamping down on protests the opposition leader raila odinga announced this week that he would be withdrawing from the race or any east african nation into political turmoil catherine sawyer has more from nairobi the reason given by the interior minister is because of balance increasingly we've seen people being robbed a shop being vandalized particularly here in nairobi and in some ways well. opposition. legs who've been hired have been hired to infiltrate their peaceful demonstrations have all thought queues of police of using excessive force a couple of years a couple of man a couple of weeks ago. so a video of police beating up a university student inside the lecture hall yesterday in protest think you soon will several people were injured some have been hospitalized with bullet wounds
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they blame the police so are the opposition like i said saying that the police are also are using excessive force the kenyan national human rights commission as well to come out with a report saying that immediately after the president was declared we nine all gassed there was some protests and dabblers of people were killed including children and most of them have blamed the police as well so the cabinet minister saying that this band really is just to prevent an escalation of violence or hell. one of liberia's leading political parties is calling for the announcement of the election results to be delayed citing irregularities in the vote liberty party said it would consider taking legal action if the national elections commission doesn't act on its demand the party's candidate charles skying was considered a front runner to replace president ellen johnson sirleaf the ne c was originally expected to release pulmonary results on thursday the canadian prime minister is in mexico with the future of both countries free trade agreement with the united
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states still unclear yesterday will meeting meths and president enrique pena nieto and hold talks about the nafta accord trudeau on wednesday met president donald trump who's warned the u.s. may drop out of that trade agreement. townhome and titus knapp and mexico city so john do these two countries share a common position when it comes to nat their. work the moment they do share sort of united front they both said the canadian side and the mets can side where they want nuff to to be modernized to be brought up to date but they do want it to continue but of course there's two countries here and there's a third one as well in the pact as you said and that's united states under president donald trump and he's many times publicly sort of stated his billons about nafta even saying that he thinks it should be scrapped if it can't be made better and we're now in the forefront of negotiations and it seems that his
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negotiate the negotiating team from the u.s. administration is really playing hardball and coming up with things that the mexican and the canadian teams are finding it difficult to accept so really this is a very delicate point in the negotiations in which pro prime minister trudeau is visiting these two countries and there's questions about how far he'll remain in the united front with mexico saying we have to stay together and whether he might lean towards what president donald trump suggested which is a bilateral trade agreement that would leave mexico so everything is sort of a little bit up in the air is forefront of negotiations continues m. particular from mexico what's at stake at this if this agreement collapses. well there's a lot at stake really about eighty percent of mexico's and make sports go to the united states now that's not to say that if there's not a free trade agreement between mexico the u.s. and canada that would automatically stop but there would be according to different
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rules and there would be more taxes that come in for certain products especially for the auto industry that's booming in mexico and has been for the last few years and that's really because of its closeness to the united states and the lack of taxes or so it would definitely affect mexico's government has been saying this week this isn't the end of the world if nafta doesn't perhaps trying to reassure the population also the industry there are other options they say that they're going to start at that they're already exploring increasing trade in latin america in europe and with asia but really the u.s. has been so close to make sco and there's been these favorable conditions for so long mexico has become so used to it that it's going to be a painful a long process for mexico to change those things if not to does fall through so to put it simply the mexican government we hoping against hope that they can pull something out of this a more than eyes not end this trade agreement and catch on home and live in mexico
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city thanks john a state of emergency has been declared in the u.s. state of florida where thousands of people have arrived from puerto rico three weeks after hurricane maria but as the exodus continues president trump has threatened to withdraw all long term aid from the island a u.s. territory and a gallagher report from orlando. the storm hit two thousand kilometers from here but it's at orlando's international airport where one of three disaster relief centers is providing care and aid for newly arrived puerto ricans the island and homeland they left is still largely without electricity fresh water supplies are dwindling and heading to the u.s. mainland is the only option for many i feel so sad and i feel so lonely because i don't know why my my mom and how my dad and my feet it's a day by day so for us over here it's our hearts are with them because we. mean which we can do more but we can't because you know we can i get power to them or
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anything the economic crisis in puerto rico is already prompted hundreds of thousands of residents to leave to find jobs the aftermath of hurricane maria is likely to force many more to follow in the last few days alone thirty thousand puerto ricans of arrived here in orlando statewide that number could exceed one hundred thousand but florida is home to a million puerto ricans and this is a community more than willing to lend a helping hand the president trumps latest tweets effectively threatening to abandon long term aid haven't gone down well we have a lot of different items from diaper emily bonnie is orange county first puerto rican commissioner she's helping organize aid and says the president's comments are offensive i think it's right we've seen him make threats now for them and it seems to be the way he tries to get things done his way and he's being a lot of criticism from puerto rico and that's his way of saying stop criticizing someone's mayor speaks for many when she made a statement asking all americans to stand together to support the people of puerto
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rico. politics aside here in orlando volunteers from across the state helping any way they can as you see you know we don't how many victories of the a water here will be sweating on one big bowl good tires on one song one daylight with this is better that one of the happening but the money goes all the people is that big baby gosling that enemy and the b. boy is think about this situation that anybody will puerto rico will need help for months to come and even if the president isn't committed people is all i got to crawl jazeera orlando florida still ahead on al-jazeera bracing against the sun a solar car competition is decided in australia that's coming up and score a touchdown. we'll.
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for sport with tatyana thanks very much sports broadcaster b. in sports this denying accusations made by swiss prosecutors who have opened a bribery case against the president of paris over the awarding of meteoroids for the fee for world cup history president. who's also the c.e.o. of been a media group is being investigated alongside faeces former secretary general drone valka and an unnamed businessman so it's alan's attorney general on thursday announced criminal proceedings and be in paris office was on the day be in sports is a major broadcast rights holder in the middle east and north africa region it's alleged their media rights in question pertain to the world cups in twenty eighteen to
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twenty twenty two the statement reads a b. in the media group refutes all our kids ations made by the attorney general of switzerland the company will slowly cooperate with the authorities and is confident as to the future developments of this investigation russia says it's made significant step towards its anti doping reforms but those efforts on being recognized by the international community russia's us let it slide a ration paralympic committee and anti-doping agency remains suspended from international athletics after russia was allegedly found to be running its own state sponsored doping program in august the world anti-doping agency found evidence of widespread doping by russian athletes and officials but the head of the russian anti-doping commission and the president of the russian olympic committee have expressed their anger that their efforts to reform aren't being noticed. you know she was there so this is for most of them while talking with our foreign colleagues we found out that they are very poorly informed about the efforts
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undertaken by our country in anti doping over the last while our accompaniments are silenced this is very bad the governor of the south korean province said to host next year's winter olympics as tensions on the korean peninsula will not to dampen the spirits of the games he was speaking at a games launch party in new york as officials from pyongyang went on the charm offensive to convince spectators to come only thirty percent of tickets have been sold so far with the games just one hundred twenty days away. we have one. whole year and you know what we don't think. we're going to want to give the whole world is possible we move on from there with you you know and the one thing tennis now and nineteen time grand slam champion roger federer has swept into the shanghai moscow quarterfinals with a straight sets win on thursday federal was facing ukraine's alexander dulled
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gospel of the swiss who has enjoyed a resurgence in twenty seventeen is currently ranked second in the world although he did reclaim the number one ranking in twenty seventeen he also won the australian open and wimbledon federer won this much six four six two and plays richard gas came next. wild number one rough in a doll defeated italy's fabio fognini in straight sets these two have history off to fifteen knots in the doll out of the u.s. open in twenty fifty and it all criticized this year's u.s. open organizers for taking three days to suspend the italian from the event off to abusing a chair umpire the spaniard one six three six one in this age. alexander's are of was up against one martin del potro in shanghai but despite starting aggressively as things unravelled his aggression turned into his pocket he went on to lose in a straight sets with del potro reaching the quarter finals. the new york yankees have completed
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a remarkable comeback to stay alive in the race for baseball's world series they unexpectedly ended the season of last year's finalists in the american league division series and with home and report. your thoughts were the third consecutive game the cleveland indians were short of a place in the next age of the major league baseball playoffs if they could win to get a game that seemed an unreachable task. the new york yankees had rights to was not agreed by the third in a trio you. know you cleveland had reached last year's world series only to be beaten by the comes in game seven that were after redemption and had won twenty two games straight in the regular season and american league record. the indians got two runs on the board in the fifth inning before the yankees put the result beyond doubt in the
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night. with a five two victory by advancing. gang to the odds to the american league championship series with the houston astros which begins on saturday that's disappointing i mean we we. we felt good about ourselves and we came down the stretch play and very good baseball and we did some things in this series and i don't think we're characteristic of our team there's just a ton of fight in this club and. you know it's a great mixture of youth and veteran players that are leading the way and it's hard to believe because we just beat a really really get it right center field last season's well series champions the chicago cubs having to find also why to complete a repeat performance stephen strasburg helped of the washington nationals shutout
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the cubs in game four of the national league division series a grand slam home run with batters on h.b.o.'s clinching a five nothing victory for washington well here they took. this series is tied to two game five on those day will decide which team goes on to meet the end i don't just in the championship series willie's home and al-jazeera. not the netherlands might not be going into next year and russia but they do have one reason to celebrate this week. has claimed the twenty seventeen wild so logical and involve the cars from the northern australian city of darwin to the southern city of adelaide the vehicles race at speeds of ninety to one hundred kilometers per hour powered by the sun i love you and cross the finish line first after a journey last thing around a week. and now more like. an asteroid the
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size of a house past earth space rock was first spotted in two thousand and twelve and scientists have been waiting to see it again so they can rehearse for a real strike threat to travel pretty close to earth but not close enough to cause concern about forty two thousand kilometers away. from a richelle carey this news hour i'll be back on the other side of the break with more news there.
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training starts lightly but the pace picks up quickly as these grannies work out a long lifetime of frustration. at eighty five years old in thomas' old what trains as hard as anyone. i feel so good i feel fresh i punch this side and decide like this and like that. i don't like things like soccer because i bring these tough and i take their training very seriously.
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