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to school last year there are more than thirty metres in this community in one month the police say this area is a red zone one of several in some townships and kept our children sometimes a court in the crossfire when rival gangs fight the parents and grandparents have started what they call a walking us to try to take the violence i lost my son. go i also lost my but there are more than one hundred fifty volunteers working for several working buses teachers say it is working class attendance has improved the volunteers also act as security guards as we embrace new technologies rarely do we stop to ask what is the price of this progress what happened was he was started getting sick but there was a small group of people that began to say maybe this was really a stranger in a job an investigation reveals how even the smallest devices deadly environmental and health we think ok we'll send our you waste to china but reactor remember that air pollution travel around the globe death by design at this time on al-jazeera.
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this is al jazeera. i'm jane dutton this is the news live from doha coming up in the program fighting erupts in care cook as the iraqi army advances towards the kurdish held city. anger and sorrow as two hundred seventy six people are killed in the deadliest single attack in the somali capital. austria looks set to elect one of the world's youngest leaders in a vote that marks the country's shift to the right plus. one hundred if we keep
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trying to investigate the truth about issues and reclined states my life could be in danger in the line of fire me and trying to muzzle the media for reporting on the rare hanger crisis. we begin in iraq where simmering tensions have escalated into skirmishes between government forces and kurdish fighters near kirkuk the iraqi army is advancing on the kurdish held city with state television reporting that troops of already retaken vast areas in the oil rich region the reuters news agency is quoting iraqi military officials saying the objective is to retake control of a key air base and oil fields to the west of the city. yes megaforce is inside kirkuk also mobilizing they've been gathering in the city over the past few days
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and kurdish leaders met a few hours ago to discuss the crisis they call for dialogue but said they won't do so under pressure from what they describe as military threats from baghdad the kurds have also rejected calls to know the results of last month's referendum on the session iraqi government refuses to recognize the vote. stratford has more on the rising tensions from bill in northern iraq. the iraqi military saying that this operation is being spearheaded by the ninth armored division the federal police and counterterrorism units they saying that the thousands of shia militias are very much in a supportive role we understand that this offensive is focused on oil fields to the north the west the south all of that oil rich city of kirkuk and also the k. one military base k one military base was taken control of by kurdish peshmerga in two thousand and fourteen after the iraqi army fled and eisel offensive kirkuk is
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hugely important for the k r g and for the iraqi federal government is one of the two main oil producing areas of this country believed to have around four percent of the world's oil resources and it was taking control of by the peshmerga as i say after the iraqi army fled that are still offensive in two thousand and forty and it participated in the controversial referendum on a future session from iraq last month's kurdish forces in and around that city have vowed to defend it to the last man we hear that the kurdish governor of kirkuk has called people in the cities are saying anybody with a weapon should defend the city by ministry of the body seeming to try to calm the situation by saying that the offensive was not aimed at the people of kirkuk and that they should cooperate with the iraqi military but a very worrying development it seems as if all diplomatic efforts have failed in
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the build up of those troops that we've seen towards peshmerga positions despite repeated dolls by the iraqi army that they were going to move on into the city and retake these oil fields it seems very much as if that is happening now. israel also don is a retired brigadier general of iraq's army joins us via skype from the masses in virginia very good to have you with us when you look at what's happening on the ground now and the movement of the iraqi forces and who's involved talk us through the strategy and what you think the end game is here. paul look. or this kind of situation or more productive or expected. or reports you want to pick advantage. of would be if you think i could could you know government. to annex all
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of the disputed areas. so. we. would go. all right. sorry but i'm going to interrupt you because we've lost your audio there and i can't hear polities u.s. defense department spokeswoman has urged both sides to overcome their differences saying we oppose violence from any party and urge against destabilizing actions that distract from the fight against isis and further undermine iraq's stability dialogue remains the best option to diffuse ongoing tensions and longstanding issues in accordance with the iraqi constitution now earlier i spoke to five or is a body who is the director of the center for the study of the middle east at
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indiana university he says the u.s. could play a key role in resolving the crisis. it was inevitable after the referendum of the. member so long as the kurdish leadership moved to make a compromise this is why the united states the united nations the european union and the entire. community urged the kurds to delay the referendum so long as the kurds were willing to remain within iraq control. and the oil fields. was not as critical an issue after the referendum when the independence while there is a day. kurdistan the presence of. the stakes became much much higher and this unfortunately as a result i actually don't know why but that did on
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a renunciation of the referendum because of the action that it is unconstitutional and the and illegal and the international community's position that it is illegitimate means it is in fact a novelty so there's no reason really to have insisted on a see action by the kurdish side of the referendum but at this point the role of the united states needs to play with its allies in iraq. mediator and facilitator of dialogue making it clear that the iraqi constitution which calls for the unity of the country within a federated system. that is u.s. policy and that is what the united states. and the solving the problems between the two parties including some legitimate grievances that the kurds have that this is not the way to solve them are going to go back to ismail saddam any of the tide to get a general of iraq's army good to have you back with us to explain to us the strategy
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that we are seeing at play at the moment. well i was saying that this situation was like a suspected for the post isis era if you like that. are from ranking of the p.t. i however the very hated you know rocky ah he know best he will prove. if iraqi army has a part of the nation with the local authority of the city as well as with a.r.g.s the the operation will both move lee and the iraqi forces take. a lot of camps as well as the air base and the oil fields. apparently. the two. parties the iraqi government and the. know it or have it directed their forces not too far i think. which is what the new i think this is
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a very thinking right been. told there would be no any protection for what's happening. occurrence iraqi government is willing to take back the whole all the fifty from the chaos. and the sound is not great but at least we're going to try to push on do you think they can take on the passion again if it comes to that . well marjah senses are a part of the iraq if you force it and they force together i think. i think you know if it is wisely they should work together and jointly i don't think the iraqi government will fight with with marjah because i don't know there is there will be a winner and that and the bottle and the war fish market and they are off before the. if the. the the fight will be erupted between the two pots.
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also donnie thank you. shock disbelief sorrow somalia is in mourning after two hundred seventy six people were killed in a massive suicide bombing in the capital mogadishu the blast being described as the deadliest single attack on record as also left hundreds injured it's still not clear who carried out the carnage somalia's government is blaming but a senior member of the armed group has denied any role. catherine sawyer reports from nairobi in neighboring kenya. where people in somalia's capital mogadishu are trying to come to terms with one of the worst car bomb attacks ever a truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at an intersection lined with government offices restaurants and shops hours later a second blast struck another business district in the city most of the buildings in those areas have been destroyed still being pulled out of the rubble president
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mohammed up to life visited the scene of his government has declared three days of mourning and you know that. the target of these terrorist is not government officials but civilians as you see here there are no government buildings only civilians who are going about their daily life we have to come together and fight these monsters until we eradicate them from our country. speaking to al jazeera the united nations deputy special envoy to somalia say despite such attacks the security situation around the country has improved a great efforts have been made by the government to particularly secure city but also other areas in in the country but nevertheless when one is desperate enough to get through these kind of things do happen and we've seen it yet again into mali unfortunately doctors are doing their best with limited resources to deal with the many people who have been injured dozens are in critical condition several have
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lost limbs so. what happened yesterday was incredible i have never seen such a thing before and the death toll is uncountable corpses were burned and no one could recognize them. attacks on soft targets like markets and restaurants have become common in somalia this one apart is just how large it was and the devastation it has caused right now people are in hospital supplies like blood our identity needed many. one ring how someone was able to drive a year called packed with explosives into the heart of the city catherine saw al jazeera nairobi kenya. hundreds of somalis have marched in mogadishu to voice their anger at the bombing some said they lost faith in the state's ability to protect people. so this bombing targeting somalis foreign ministry has been seen as an attempt to destabilize the government of president mohammed ali he had recently announced
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a military campaign against armed groups including al shabaab which has stepped up attacks across somalia in recent months the effort is being supported by the u.s. which has been carrying out drone strikes against the rebels the head of the u.s. africa command metra for murder just two days before the attack that meeting coincided with the resignation of both the defense minister and army chief without giving any reasons of israel is a somali scholar and a professor at the university of minnesota he says it's almost certain that al shabaab is behind the attack. i don't think the claim by al shabab is true because the truck came from a region of the country west of mogadishu were they control and as you said there is nobody else who has those capabilities and sharon has done something like this but only in small of form i was more in mogadishu in two thousand and eleven giving a lecture at one of the local universities one of the blue another of this kind but
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that one killed maybe a third or fourth of the population got it so in my mind there is absolutely no doubt that it's all shot i don't think we'll see any more than they have already done what needs to be done in my opinion is to provide the resources necessary to mobilize ten to twenty thousand somali security forces that are highly more wild that are professional in nature and who have resources unlike imus some of those people in my opinion will be able to drive them into the sea but as long as the amazon forest african union force and american sort of drones and all of that stuff will be able to stay in power in the countryside where they run roughshod over everybody else played by head in the news including all eyes on catalonia as president as madrid waits for an answer on the region's lead to break away. some of california's worst wildfires are now you know killed at least. sport roger
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federer gets the better of his fierce rival rafa nadal the shanghai masters. conservative leader sebastian kurtz has claimed victory in the general election of just thirty one so make him the world's youngest leader he's people's party won more than thirty one percent of the vote but he will need to form a coalition government now as they have a change reports the results mark as sharp shift to the political right. and emphatic victory for sebastian kurtz just thirty one years old and already the chancellor of austria in waiting his first call to party headquarters and i thank you to supporters he described as making the impossible possible. today the voters men and women in this country gave us a great mandate we must be aware of this opportunity the women and men are putting
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their hopes into this movement we will use all our strength and all of our fight to bring about change in this country i invite you to go on this path with us there is much to do to establish a new style a new culture a politics political analysts say his victory makes it clear that turbulent rise of right wing populism is far from over of course this is a course. so. labeled the whiz kid joined the campaign the leader of the conservative people's party achieved his ambition by being tough on what he called illegal migration curt's has been accused of ruthless opportunism by his former coalition partners stealing the clothes and the policies of the hard right. no one party has an absolute majority in the national parliament sir coalition will have to be formed but who will kurtz now
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choose as his partner. most bets are on the hard right freedom party led by heinz christian straka it's been more than a decade since they've been in a governing coalition but tonight they were celebrating a significant surge in support all. the people call them to the people see this shows the tree as it looks who will be able to celebrate the best result in the history of the party and it also shows that the wish for change is strong in austria. that feeling might not be shared by austria's muslim community the card of islamophobia has been. success will be played in this election leaving them isolated vogl. a bill but isn't is a professor of sociology at cornell university and conducts research on nationalism in europe she says it's not clear which direction it will go in choosing a coalition government it's not surprising that it is and you're right
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a candidate would actually win what's more interesting is at least to me the position of the hard right. and the fact that. there was a great deal of celebration as it were in december when your third did not make it to the presidency of austria and people sort of have this feeling well that you know we've beaten that the right wing challenge in austria and in the spring when a man who. got elected in france it was more of that kind of notion the hard drive is gone. but that was hardly likely to be the case because the heart right it's driven by a lot of problems that are not only unique to austria he has a lot of the dish and the hard right and he certainly. wants control and immigration. so in theory he could actually go for the center left.
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but the center left the idea of a center left and center right coalition boaters in austria seem to be i'm interested in that particular coalition so he may actually go right i mean i don't have. it which would actually consolidate the general sort of nationalist turn as it were. catalonia as president has less than twenty four hours to say whether or not hilda clare independence following this is session referendum if he says yes spain's prime minister may take the unprecedented step of removing the region's political autonomy sonia gago reports from barcelona. facing up to the biggest challenge of his political career all eyes are on catalunya as president catalyst prejudgment the man who could be about to declare europe's newest state here remembering the life of the last man
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who declared an independent catalan republic. in one thousand nine hundred forty this was with a castle and president was executed by firing squad for a belling against the military rule of general francisco franco with only hours to go until just a creature god except for defies the order for the dread to end his drive for secession he gave no clue as to his intention. on behalf of the government and myself i want to reiterate our commitment to civility. and also democracy as the inspiration for the decisions we have to make. on the eve of the day when mr preacher one is expected to confirm or deny his declaration of independence his presence here at the memorial ceremony for a hero of catalan independence is not going unnoticed and many here are drawing
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parallels with that situation. there has been much emotion stoked here in the past few weeks but the attempt to frame this as a story of oppression of a wealthy region by the central government is not convincing the european union despite the violent crackdown by madrid on any attempt to push ahead with self-determination if the. army. that the. peaceful. position never use the balance to defend our arguments. the catalonia of today is different from the embattled place it was during the spanish civil war but for the. gabaa tear the specter of past heroes of the cause is never far away even if catalonia is pro independence politicians step back there's no guarantee that they won't pay the price for their part in spain's
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current constitutional crisis. barcelona. the exodus of rango from me and my kind state has shocked the world yet for journalists in the country simply reporting the story has led to rassmann refusing to accept the government propaganda has left some fearing for their lives from young gone. reports in a yangon cafe i meet mean he's visiting from his home state of mind when he runs a monthly political magazine it's a risky business the twenty eight year old shows me photos of the bombing attack on his house last year which he says was due to his reporting in mcallen. if we keep trying to investigate the truth about issues and reclined states my life could be in danger. coverage of stories about muslims during the recent incidents among door
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we had to be silent we almost don't cover it because we have to be very careful. more than half a million rohingya have fled maine marta bangladesh since late august after a military campaign the united nations has called ethnic cleansing but you're unlikely to hear it reported that way in mean ma whenever it comes to who and your issue. a traitor this reporter says he's been harassed online and even threatened in person for his reporting and reckon he doesn't want to reveal his identity because he fears for the public backlash and you're feeling more crammed and you know you feel crap when you're writing the news before it's publish you you have this fear what would be the public you know response. will be swearing at me again online. directing a fact and you know the journalist walk how does or has spoken to about half a dozen journalists from me also say that facing some form of harassment even death
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threats for not telling the government line on the range of issues just to give you an example of what that narrative is this is one of the country's daily best selling newspapers and it says that authorities are saying they'll continue to fight with their holy islamic terrorism in right kind states government social media also run the line that ruhi burning their homes including posting a photo of this couple who were later found to be hindu the burning of ranger homes was recently cited in a united nations report as being part of a campaign to expel and prevent the return of rohingya to me but the government says it's false and that these kind of attacks are not happening these accusations are spreading throughout the world even though there's been no attacks after the fifth of september and this is due to the media's role and this is very bad performance of the media i can say these media are bullying us i think it's fair to
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say that the government's p.r. . machine. on this entire issue has been absolutely dreadful and it's been something almost orwellian. and incredibly cheap and nasty minin war is not just for his country's future but that of his magazine he lost two of his six tough this month because he wouldn't let them use the words bengali terrorist reports he remains afraid of what else he could lose if he continues to search for the truth in. al-jazeera gone more than half a million rangar fled since august when a military crackdown began across the border in bangladesh refugee camps are overcrowded and children are going missing at cook up along camp in cox's bazaar. met one man who's trying to bring lost relatives back together. or come almost sane the time had come to try and make
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a difference. one day in the morning i was going to work i saw one lady who was sitting in front of the gate and crying when i asked what happened she said my baby's been missing since last night and i can't find him after opening the office that day i was thinking about it and i was feeling very bad i was thinking how can i help it that was in late august just as the massive exodus of refugees fleeing violence in me and more was beginning since then more than five hundred thousand people have arrived in bangladesh. i'm. come all himself or him to refugee who's lived here for years noticed that more and more families were getting separated in overcrowded camps so he set up a lost and found booth from behind this microphone at the could to prolong camp he makes announcements about unaccompanied children that have been brought to him as well as individuals who have been reported missing by their relatives he says that there have been more than fourteen hundred people reported missing and estimates
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that more than seven hundred families have so far been reunited and. i have family to you i have kids too if i lost my own kids then i would feel very bad so until i'm able to give the lost children back to their parents i remain distressed when i can return children to their parents then i feel a pace kemal knows the chances of children being found increases when people can continue to communicate with each other that's why he's also set up a charging station where refugees can charge their mobile phones for free come on have been working as a security guard for an aid organization when he first got the idea for this initiative to use the money from his own savings to rent a microphone and start calling out the names of the missing and the lost now he is doing this full time. normal how mad was frantic when he couldn't find his two and a half year old son. people told me that i should go to the booth with a microphone where a person named camel will announce my baby's name i searched all over for my son
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and still couldn't find him when i was about half of the way to the booth i heard that they were announcing that they had found a child then when i arrived i found my son with kemal now reunited with his son mohammad tells us he's not just relieved but also extremely grateful to come out but for every happy parent we find there is a distraught one. my son has been missing since last night i search for him yesterday all day and night as she waits for news alongside her other son mohammed aziz al more reaches desperation only deepens cum all is all too familiar with this kind of suffering it's why he sits in this booth despite the heat it's why he works from early in the morning until late at night. finding children helping adults making a difference one name at a time. at the could to prolong camp in cox's bazar language
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still ahead on. venezuelans very much in the regional election is being seen as a test for nicolas with embattled presidency plus. i'm jake wood in california in a moment i'll explain why the government is looking at smacking something mine size into something that size to save the earth. and sport the squash from egypt making history to us and. by the skyline of asian harbor or off the coast of the italian riviera. hello and welcome back our typhoon that is continuing to make its way towards vietnam now it gives a very heavy rain across in china and hong kong is picking up outer bands of that
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system so pretty wet there through the course of monday as we head on through into choose day then it becomes vietnam's problem on our computer for classical the rain quite a long way north but it could well turn out to move further towards a size more of a problem for central vietnam and then eventually lies about states and dry conditions for hong kong taipei's looking fine you also see a circulation just behind me that's bringing a lot of showers to coastal parts of b.m.r. so wet one in yang gone moving further south across asia it's looking pretty wet across parts of the philippines generally a little bit of a dry spell across southern parts of vietnam and cambodia but across thailand the weather is looking pretty wet and generally at the moment coming southward through kuala lumpur and singapore we're going to few showers but i think generally here weather conditions are not looking too bad that had a across into south asia we've still got some heavy showers across more southern portions of india for central and northern arizona is all dry and fine pretty warm
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witness documentaries that open your eyes at this time on al-jazeera. again you're watching al-jazeera the top stories clashes have broken out between the iraqi army and kurdish forces near kirkuk rockey army is advancing on the city was state television saying they've already retaken vast areas in the oil rich region. that these two hundred seventy six people have been killed in the largest suicide bombing in somalia's history no one as came sponsibility for the blast in mogadishu on saturday. conservative leader comes of sebastian kurtz's claim victory
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and a general election but he'll need to form a coalition the thirty one year old politicians people's party won more than thirty one percent of the vote victory makes him the youngest leader in the world result marks a sharp shift to the political right for. the final assault has begun to root out the last i saw fighters in the northern syrian city of raka u.s. backed syrian opposition forces say almost all civilians in about two hundred seventy five i surprises of left rock under a deal brokered by tribal leaders on saturday between two and three hundred mostly foreign fighters are still to be inside russia sent this update from on talk in turkey's hatay province. fighting in iraq is confined to a few areas in the center of the city the s.d.f. which is a coalition of kurdish fighters backed by the united states of america the shelling those areas with the hope to try to evict eyes of fighters from from there now
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there's been an attempt to back to buy time for a deal backed by tribes and you know how to convince i said quietly. we've drawn but that didn't work some of the foreign fighters insist that they would like to stay and fight to the death but this is why the significant development in the sense that i said is losing ground is losing their self-proclaimed capital in iraq . but also in this suffering some major setbacks the loss the city of. pulling out towards areas on the border with iraq in two thousand and fourteen or fifteen was hoping to use iraq as a platform to expand. and. that is now being with. you know our government forces have retaken the town of meyer deen in eastern syria after intense fighting with. the i.d.f.
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had become a refuge for eisel fighters forced out of areas they once held in syria and iran. south korea's government has urged the north to resume talks over its nuclear program politicians from both countries are attending a summit in moscow where russian representatives are meeting with the delegation separately north korean officials say conditions for discussions haven't been met yet due to u.s. pressure and south korea's military exercises. the bodies of twenty six people thought have been killed in an ambush last week have been found in eastern democratic republic of congo the victims disappeared after they were attacked by fighters in north kivu a chief in the area says most of the bodies had their hands tied and their necks broken more than eight hundred people were killed in a series of massacres in the area between two thousand and fourteen and sixteen. so that going president jacob zuma is visiting democratic republic of congo where he
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held talks with these counterpart joseph kabila the leaders discussed regional stability in the great lakes countries and the security situation in d.r. see more than a million people have been displaced in the cyber region where several groups are waging attacks against state and international institutions where there's more from . the security situation here in the democratic republic of congo has deteriorated in recent months in the southern cosign province a conflict between local armed groups and government forces killed more than a million people have been displaced the army has been accused of abuse is a massacre which it denies here in the east last week attackers killed un peacekeepers and civilians near the town of benny the week before an armed group attacked the town of the vera always comes in an absence of presidential elections which were meant to happen in november last year at the end of president joseph kabila second constitutional. electoral commission says it needs more resources and
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more time to be able to prepare the election for the opposition say president kabila is trying to over stay in power and he's now ruling illegally the international community has expressed concern that a lack of a democratic process could lead to an escalation of congo's conflict but a lot of the people here in congo think it's the other way round a lot of people think that powerful politicians are deliberately escalating conflict at this time to create a state of conflict so bad that it's not possible for elections to go ahead protests isn't demanding justice for murdered revolutionary leader thomas on the thirtieth anniversary of his assassination sent her also known as africa's shake of seized power in a military coup in one thousand nine hundred three just four years later he was shot dead his close friend plays campari became president before you astray and out of office in a popular. rising two thousand and fourteen for a blocked attempts to investigate some cars killing during his twenty seven year.
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kenya's opposition coalition says it will continue protesting for electoral changes despite a government ban a rerun of august and now the election is set for october the twenty sixth but there's confusion over whether the vote will happen after the main opposition leader pulled out of the race for me the miller has more from an opposition rally in mombasa. thousands of people came out to hear opposition leader raila odinga speak and. he supporters say they're prepared to continue protests against kenya's electoral commission demanding its reform. we have already said that we will not go for election if they're in charge we want to go for election on a level field we will root all the foreigners we will remove all the tree stumps we'll remove all the stones we will cover all the holes and we will enter that
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field and see other man to man. the commission says it will go ahead with presidential elections in ten days that's despite it being a withdrawing he says the rerun will not be free and fair after claiming the august vote which he lost was rigged with a dog. on a fishing expeditions where we put a down a document which was a good basis for carrying out this the decisions we call the minimum. the commission didn't even attempt to respond to those demands the supreme court and now the results of that election last month saying they were neither transparent no verifiable with so much uncertainty already clouding the upcoming vote kenyans are waiting for president to sign the amended election laws and those laws would allow kenyatta out to be named the winner after this withdrawal. but if. indeed these laws would apply to this month's rerun by the way people here are saying. not
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taking part they won't be any election. whenever several opposition protests have so far turned violent with looting and police using tear gas to disperse protesters police are accused of killing at least three demonstrators meanwhile kenyatta is campaigning across the country he says the election should go ahead and expects his governing jubilee party to get more than the fifty four percent of votes it got in august but there's still uncertainty about exactly who will take part after more candidates can't participate the rest of the presidential candidates don't have the kind of support that very low has and it really doesn't participate that means half of the country is not going to participate in that missions and that will put us in a very difficult situation because. the jubilee government can continue and then half of the country will still be roiling. the political battle looks set to
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continue on kenyan streets and even the courts and with a dinger not adhering to commission requirements to properly withdraw from the election many kenyans watching say anything is possible for me to al-jazeera. library as presidential election is heading for a run of former football star george where vice president joseph will progress a second round off of a failed to win more than half of the votes were to thirty nine percent occur on twenty nine point one percent. and as well as electoral borders announced at president nicolas maduro assertions party has taken the majority of governorships in regional elections it took seventeen governorships while the opposition took five the outcome was sparked accusations of fraud from the opposition. preliminary results in kurdistan presidential election have given victory to an ally of the sitting room by cough is promising
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a peaceful and democratic transition would be a first for central asia as robin foster walker reports from. this presidential election has been a test for democracy not just for kyrgyzstan but for a region typically governed by strong men who cling to power voters used an electronic voting system designed to eliminate fraud and had a genuine choice eleven candidates with the two front runners. but panel of a youthful charismatic oligarch promised to kickstart a chronically impoverished economy. we will have the name of a new president and this name will be. sold on by the echo of the incumbent presidents chosen candidate promised continuity today i voted for consistency in power for the development of our country for the future of our country. incumbent
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president allmers back at him by a wants to be remembered as a leader who delivered the democratic first in the region a peaceful legitimate handover of power. that legacy however risks being undermined by the jailing of political opponents using state bureaucracy to influence the outcome of the election and attacks against the media this election boils down to new power versus old power between a man who has spent millions of dollars of his own money on this campaign against an outgoing president term ins to make sure his chosen successor and his office. early results indicate a first round win that was unexpected groups of volunteers on sunday night pledged to keep the peace contested results not so long ago have led to revolutions democracy in kyrgyzstan is fragile in first year walker
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al-jazeera bishkek two people have died in wildfires in spain's northwest region five found the bodies inside in a burnt out van strong winds and high temperatures are making it hard to control the flames and five fishes in california say they've turned a corner in the battle against wild fires there that have killed at least forty people thousands of firefighters are working with special aircraft to tackle sixteen major blazes north of san francisco reports. ten thousand firefighters are now battling what have become the deadliest blazes in california history the fires have burned approximately eight hundred sixty square kilometers in the wine country north of san francisco since october the eighth one hundred thousand people have been forced to evacuate and more than five thousand buildings have been destroyed dozens of people are still unaccounted for this is
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truly one of the grace of that the greatest tragedy that california has ever faced the devastation is just unbelievable it's a horror that no one could have imagined high winds on saturday fanned the flames the winds intensified and. the fire just grew in size and quickly those conditions forced some families who had just returned to their own house to flee once more and huge sea of police officers from all over the state basically came in with their bills horns mandatory evacuation leave immediately amidst the devastation one family unexpectedly found life if you can maybe. the weaver family's house was destroyed but their dog izzy somehow survived unharmed after running away as the flames approached it was one of the greatest moments of my life it was elation came off here on the corner and we can expect to
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see here we are just. the house my parents and see what we can find and. praying that she might be there she came bounding out. tears and official say firefighters are making good progress in containing some of the sixteen separate fires burning in the area aircraft have dropped nearly eight million liters of fire retardant on the flames there is rain in the forecast for later in the week which will greatly help firefighters in their efforts to control in extinguish the worst fires california has ever seen rob reynolds al jazeera los angeles edges there is demanding the release of its journalist mahmoud has saying who's now been in prison in egypt for three hundred days he's accused of broadcasting false news to spread chaos with cheney and al-jazeera strongly deny saying his repeatedly complained of mistreatment during his incarceration he was arrested in december while visiting.
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still ahead an al-jazeera in sport the instant replay that saw this forty fall of football's latest technology. with. will.
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thanks. only this month an asteroid pos close to earth that would have been devastating obviously if it slammed into the planet with thousands of objects passing through space scientists are working on ways to push dangerous rocks away jacob ward reports from san francisco. space is not empty it's
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full of objects most of the ones that smack into earth are tiny and they burn up in our atmosphere but even small asteroids that get through have had devastating effects you may remember there was an impact over siberia three or four years ago that was caused by something that was only twenty meters in size or so in fact a private foundation is begin raising money to build a satellite the sentinel that can track smaller so called city killer asteroids he's hit the earth about every hundred to two hundred years. so flip a coin that's the odds that somewhere on earth during your lifetime it's going to happen again nasa even has a department called planetary defense no really that's its name and the agency tracks asteroids larger than a kilometer across those big enough to end human civilization now the agency has
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greenlit the next phase of the dart project which will try to push a nearby asteroid called did a most b. off course the asteroid they were talking about is about the same size as the ship you see behind me just shy of two hundred meters long and i am roughly the same size as the projectile they're going to smack into it now in this context that seems ridiculous right i mean for me to just kick as hard as i can is going to have no effect at all on this ship but in the vast openness of space and the slippery in this of a vacuum smacking me into that at something like three times the speed of a bullet well you get the effect you want basically it would be using a spacecraft to ram the incoming object and change its orbit so it would not hit. so it's this would be kind of a dress rehearsal for a first show we hope never to stage the test will take place in twenty twenty two here's hoping we won't need to knock anything off course in the mean time take
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aboard al-jazeera san francisco as time has fought his army. thank you very much for roger federer has got the better of his great rival rafael nadal federer repeating the dial for the full time this year to win the shanghai masters title was still fidel he said afterwards he was struggling with a knee injury for a small ripples. roger federer is the only man that can still stop rafa nadal from any year as the world's number one player winning the title in shanghai would be the step in the right direction for the swiss star federer was quick out of the blocks breaking in a dal in the opening game. federer beaten adele in the finals of the australian open in the miami masters and in the last sixteen at indian wells this season and he repeated that head to head dominance in china. and the thirty six year old beating the spaniard six four six three in seventy one
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minutes for his second shanghai crown and ninety fourth crew title for federer also sees him draw level with eve online dole in terms of titles won in the open era second on the all time list of great rhythm of the baseline my serve was working and then i was able to mix it up as as i wanted to and then the second set those you know again a good start to the second set i was able to keep raf on the defensive and then also some has pulled back and let him make an error of his own he played so well i think and. yeah i could do manning maybe some some things better but i did just. he bled to look that's. that's my point of view but. the better is still behind the doll in the race to claim the top ranking spot while trying to close that gap at tournaments in basel and paris but it could all come to a head at the season ending a roll tour finals in london next month far as al-jazeera maria sharapova has won
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her first title since serving a fifteen month drugs ban the former world number one defeated belarusian teenager a reversible like in straight sets to win the. china this share of her visits seventh of and since returning from a bank in april the failing its history twenty six being australian open title is the russians thirty six the first tell you no come back in may twenty fifty. yeah so just first of special turn him in and victory for me one that i will marry her forever and i career you know sometimes you never know when it will all come together but it happened to me this weekend and so i want to thank everyone and you know every one of my. every one of my supporters who are really helping me get here one of football's most fiercely contested darby's has been won by in similar to how truth from cody inspired his team to a three two win over ac milan ecologies goals of moved into up to second in the serri out stable while this was milan's fourth defeat of the season already this
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historic it's hellion rivalry now sees china playing a key role with both clubs chinese armed now chinese president xi jinping is a big football fan and he has revived the country's interest in the game n.c. were bought by china's sitting commerce group for just over three hundred million dollars some big players have been bought in the investors also hope to redevelop the san siro stadium which is shared with milan milan came under chinese ownership early this year they quickly spent more than two hundred million dollars on new players a chinese company also has a stake in manchester city in total fourteen clubs in england italy france and spain have chinese investments well earlier on i spoke to the independent china strategist. he says there are no signs of the country reducing its investments in football at home or abroad. i don't think that there is any. any kind of backlash as far as the government officials are concerned because the other part is secretaries they play by the. directions of the of the center.
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because each one is trying to one focus of the book promotion within the times political system and there's a scene as any and i mean is to rally the people and also giving people a i kind of have that aspirations and it's also part seen part of china's national strategy and actually they're all going for it but you know terms of china's overall coffers the money the kind of money even those huge sounds you know to ordinary people they are relatively small by comparison with china's total economy and total financial power there to games in the english premier league on sunday. scored both goals i said twice came from balance draw with newcastle and a ninetieth minute penalty from wayne rooney got a one one draw for everton at brighton. we work so hard every day to get it right
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and everybody knows it's difficult it's not easy don't go to brighton new you get easy when you need to fight you need to play well and let's hope that that point of today gives the boys. little bit confidence and calmness to play and to be more comfortable to start again an instant replace or a player in the belgian league falling foul of football's new technology initially sebastian parker nearly of standardly age was awarded a penalty video assistant referee sort of come into the league this season and after a quick consultation on field referee first his decision and sent the player off the dodgy. history was made at the us open squash as a husband and wife became the first couple in sporting history to win major titles on the same day egypt's army for i didn't know both trying to have a high ranked opposition at the defense wanted him back from behind to win
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a fight said throw over compatriot ronnie so when newly arrived followed that up with a straight sets win over another egyptian mohamed el shaddai gate these were the first major times for the pair who got married last year. that doesn't seem really know of the picture this moment for the past no thirty four years i've slept on it now i think of myself well one day i hope i hope i can win a major title and. to be honest i don't think it will happen here ok sports looking for now more writer and their two tigers rescued from the war in syria are heading to a new home in the netherlands so you saw tun were among thirteen animals recovered from the magic world. by the four paws international charity due to arrive in amsterdam on monday before heading to their new home in the northern province of. jordan.
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owen's going places together. news has never been more available it's a constant barrage of it with every day but the message is a simplistic you have the brain a good logical rational or crazy monster and misinformation is rife dismissal and denial of well documented accusations and evidence is part of genocide the listening post provides a critical counterpoint trying to bring mainstream media narratives of this time on al-jazeera we are witnessing around the word this hungry money which is only looking at how to make the next profit devastating economies devastating ecosystems putting a price on the protection of nature green economy is sound good but it was all about privatized sation of nature should our environment be for sale what we're
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trying to do this destroyed people to stabilize the country by giving them a financial incentive to do that pricing the planet at this time on al-jazeera. fighting iraq some care cook as the iraqi army advances towards the kurdish held city. hello i'm don jonas out of there alive from doha also coming up. anger and sorrow as nearly three hundred people are killed in the deadliest single attack in the somali. the world's youngest leader and i hope that the country shift to the right. efforts by some fed up venice residents to save the city from the onslaught of tourists.
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we begin in iraq where simmering tensions have escalated into a fire exchanged between government forces and kurdish fighters nic cook the iraqi army is advancing on the kurdish held city with state t.v. reporting that troops already have retaken vast areas in the oil rich region the reuters news agency is quoting a senior iraqi officer sandy objective is to regain control of a key and oil fields to the west of the city but it comes as tensions rise over the disputed region the peshmerga took control of chemical can twenty fourteen when the iraqi army was pushed out by isis forces baghdad now wants it back rocks kurdish region held a succession referendum last month and its leaders are pushing for independence. look at its leaders met earlier to discuss the crisis they projected the iraqi government's demand to know the outcome of the referendum and. we are
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ready to start a dialogue with to solve problems between us use of weapons according to the iraqi constitution weapons can't be used as a means to solve internal problems we hope that weapons will not be used in any areas including in kirkuk. has more now from edibility northern iraq. the iraqi military saying that this operation is being spearheaded by the ninth armored division the federal police and counterterrorism units they saying that the thousands of shia militias are very much in a supportive role we understand that this offensive is focused on oil fields to the north the west the south all of that oil rich city of kirkuk and also the k. one a military base k one military base was taken control of by kurdish peshmerga in two thousand and fourteen after the iraqi army fled and eisel offensive kirkuk is hugely important for the k r g and for the iraqi federal government is one of the
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two main oil producing areas of this country believed to have around four percent of the world's oil resources and it was taking control of by the peshmerga as i say after the iraqi army fled that are still offensive in two thousand and forty and it participated in the controversial referendum on future session from iraq last month's kurdish forces in and around that city have vowed to defend it to the last man we hear that the kurdish governor of kirkuk has called people in the cities are saying anybody with a weapon should defend the city prime minister about the seeming to try to calm the situation by saying that the offensive was not aimed at the people of kirkuk and that they should cooperate with the iraqi military but a very worrying development it seems as if all diplomatic efforts have failed in the build up of those troops that we've seen towards peshmerga positions despite
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repeated denials by the iraqi army that they were going to move on into the city and retake these oil fields it seems very much as if that is happening now shock disbelief and sorrow somalia is now in mourning up to two hundred seventy six people were killed in a massive suicide by. in the capital mogadishu the blast described as being the deadliest single attack on record as also left hundreds injured it's still not clear who carried out the bombing somalia's governments blaming al shabaab but a senior member of the armed group has denied any involvement catherine so reports from nairobi in neighboring kenya. people in somalia's capital mogadishu are trying to come to terms with one of the worst car bomb attacks ever a truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at an intersection lined with government offices restaurants and shops hours later a second blast struck another business district in the city most of the buildings
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in those areas have been destroyed still being pulled out of the rubble president mohammed up to life visited the scene his government has declared three days of mourning and you are the. target of these terrorist is not government officials but civilians as you see here there are no government buildings only civilians who are going about their daily life we have to come together and fight these monsters until we eradicate them from our country. speaking to the united nations deputy special envoy to somalia say despite such attacks the security situation around the country has improved a great efforts have been made by the government to particular secure the city but also other areas in in the country but nevertheless when one is desperate enough to get through these kind of things do happen and we've seen it yet again into mali unfortunately doctors are doing their best with limited resources to deal with the
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many people who have been injured dozens are in critical condition several have lost limbs so. what happened yesterday was incredible i have never seen such a thing before and the death toll is uncountable corpses were burned and no one could recognize them. markets and restaurants have become common in somalia this in a part is just how large it was and the devastation it has caused right now people are in shock people supplies like blood are i did he needed many are wondering how someone is able to drive have you called packed with explosives into the heart of the city catherine. now robi kenya. you know hundreds of somalis have marched on the streets of mogadishu to voice their anger against the bombing some of them said they've lost faith in the state's ability to protect ordinary citizens. conservative leader sebastian curtis claimed
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victory in the general election just aged thirty one this will make him the world's youngest leader is people's party won more than thirty one percent of the vote but he'll need to form a coalition government as david schaper reports the results shift to the political right. and emphatic victory for sebastian kurtz just thirty one years old and already the chancellor of austria in waiting his first call to party headquarters and i thank you to supporters he described as making the impossible possible. today the voters men and women in this country gave us a great mandate we must be aware of this opportunity the women and men are putting their hopes into this movement we will use all our strength and all of our fight to bring about change in this country i invite you to go on this path with us there is much to do to establish a new style a new culture a politics political analysts say his victory makes it clear that turbulent rise of
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right wing populism is far from over of course this is a course. so. labeled the whiz kid joining the campaign the leader of the conservative people's party achieved his ambition by being tough on what he called illegal migration curt's has been accused of ruthless opportunism via his former coalition partners stealing the clothes and the policies of the hard right. no one party has an absolute majority in the national parliament sir coalition will have to be formed but who will kurtz now choose as his partner. most bets are on the hard right freedom party led by heinz christian straka it's been more than a decade since they've been in a governing coalition but tonight they were celebrating a significant surge in support for the little people called particular people see
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this shows the tree as it looks who will be able to celebrate the best result in the history of the party and it also shows that the wish for change is strong in austria. that feeling might not be shared by austria's muslim community the card of islamophobia has been successfully played in this election leaving them more isolated and vulnerable david chaytor al-jazeera vienna. venezuela's electoral board as an ounce of the president's socialist party has won most of the governorships in regional elections nicolas maduro is heading the result as an in fact victory but the outcome a spark accusations of fraud from the opposition socialist party took seventeen governorships while the opposition won five. one more victory under our belt a victory of democracy the way forward is not a slash and burn it is not violence the way forward is not economic war to make people angry at the prices the way forward is not to cut. it is to debate ideas and
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this is a sovereign right there is no king there's only one sovereign here and that is the people. so for a short break here not just here when we come back calling for loved ones one man takes on the task of. the last in the refugee camps in bangladesh and will he declare independence from spain the clock is ticking on catalonia to make a decision and. welcome back we'll look at the weather across the americas in north america this frontal system is pretty active across parts of the midwest through towards the great lakes that is going to sweep on through as we head on through monday so it's just there towards the eastern seaboard so any early rain should think the away brighter fresher conditions to fall on behind certainly cooler there for dallas
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twenty two degrees so some showers across the florida peninsula as you move the forecast through to choose day so fine conditions but cool conditions towards the eastern seaboard now fine across the midwest twenty in sunshine chicago and then as across the west are still got some snow across the rockies for the north but generally dry conditions for a time in seattle in washington state before the rain pushes in late in the day and fine for the south in california temperatures thirty three likely in. los angeles than through into central parts of america and through this with some pretty heavy rain around the gulf of mexico region into the yucatan peninsula not too much in the way of sunshine there expected and across the islands the caribbean is looking fairly wet at moment showers in many areas through to choose day not a greater change expected here perhaps a little bit brighter times across cuba some heavy showers across north western parts of south america further towards the south it's looking drive across paraquat hasa thirty three innocent.
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in the final part of a six part series filmed of the five below. that people are still fighting for that land. the village chief his imprisonment. and forced underground don't make us become part of the song that. cracked down the concluding thought of. china's democracy experiment at this time on how does iraq. welcome back pick a mind of the top stories here on al-jazeera the rocky army and kurdish forces have
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exchanged gunfire cook. dancing in the kurdish held city with state t.v. reporting the troops have retaken vast areas of the oil rich region. at least two hundred seventy six people have been killed in the largest suicide bombing in somalia's history and once claimed responsibility for the blast. and venezuela's president nicolas maduro is heading what he calls an emphatic victory in regional elections electoral vote announced his party had won seventeen out of twenty three state. opposition says the result a dubious let's get more from to reserve oh she joins us live from the venezuelan capital caracas to either so these results will be a big blow to the opposition but we're expected to do much better in these elections. well that correct and where i am if you could see people faces right now or you would know how disappointed almost everyone here is the opposition headquarters people are basically in mourning
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before this resellers where announced i was being told by several members of the leadership that they were expected to win between sixteen and seventeen states while the only one five and one of the states that they lost this the date of the state where and it got pretty left of the man who ran in the past against chavis and. in the presidential race he is the governor of that state and the opposition lost that state so obviously it's been a big blow for the opposition president a little i peered inside the presidential palace with his supporters we have not seen the candidate the governor the candidate for the governorship but we have seen the president surrounded by his supporters where he's saying that democracy won once again in venezuela he's saying that the government is acknowledging that they lost five state and that the opposition shouldn't go out and start crying fraud he
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also threatened some opposition leaders with jail time and he said that this is going to be a big problem in probably in the coming days is that governors from the opposition that were elected this sunday would have to be sworn in front of the constitutional assembly something that the opposition says is completely illegal and juries are talking to ordinary venezuelans who've been suffering under harsh economic conditions how will you be viewing these results do you think. when i think of those who have not voted for the government of course and for the government candidate carr are in shock we have spoken to people been in very low income neighborhoods that are saying that venezuela has lost today some of them told me that venezuela has been kidnapped because they cannot believe that the government one in at least seventeen states they cannot believe that the government had at least fifty four percent of the votes in the whole country of course this
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are the sectors that have voted against the government and we know wrote it against the government but there are many out there valid to have voted for the government the government still has support in many areas we have seen what the government has done to win in some areas where they have lost in the past distributing boxes of food for example subsidize food i'm on other things so most definitely this is a big shocker for the opposition but for the government it's definitely in a way show that they still have strength around the country and it gives them something in a way that they have lost we would have to see of course what the opposition does next but it is legit or messy i mean this government is trying to prove that this is not a dictatorship that elections do happen here and elections happen this sunday in venezuela stories about live from caracas teresa thank you. now the final assault has begun to root out the last i saw of fighters in the northern syrian city of raka u.s. backed syrian opposition forces say almost all civilians and about two hundred
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seventy five high school five years of left rock i'm good deal brokered by tribal leaders on saturday fifty two and three hundred mostly fun fighters are still thought to be inside. this update from antarctica in turkey is having problems. fighting in iraq is confined to a few areas in the center of the city the s.d.f. which is a coalition of kurdish and i'll fight is backed by the united states of america the shelling those areas with the help to try to evict isis fighters from from there now there's been an attempt to back to buy time for a deal backed by tribes and you know how to convince i said quietly to withdraw but that didn't work some of the foreign fighters insist that they would like to stay and fight to the death but this is why the significant development here the sense that i said is losing ground is losing their self-proclaimed capital in iraq. but also in this suffering some major setbacks they lost the city of.
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pulling out towards areas on the border with iraq in two thousand and fourteen or fifteen was hoping to use iraq as a platform to expand further towards. and. that narrative is now being reversed. meanwhile government forces of retaking the town of my a teen in eastern syria after intense fighting with myself had become a refuge for isis fighters forced out of there as they once held in syria and iraq the syrian army now control several roads leading to iceland told neighborhoods with problems. in malaysia on the first leg of a three state visit to southeast asia. is aiming to strengthen trade and investment ties saudi arabia. and egypt all cut ties with cattle and imposed a blockade in june the aim is being accompanied by
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a business delegation cabinet members. more than half a million range of fed me and ma since august when the military crackdown began across the border in bangladesh refugee camps are overcrowded and children going missing at camp and. met one young man who's trying to bring the lost relatives back together. the time had come to try and make a difference. one day in the morning i was going to work and i saw one lady who was sitting in front of the gate and crying when i asked what happened she said my baby's been missing since last night and i can't find him after i've been in the office that day i was thinking about it and i was feeling very bad i was thinking how can i help it that was in late august just as the massive exodus of refugees fleeing violence in me and more was beginning since then more than five hundred
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thousand people have arrived in bangladesh. i'm. come all himself for him to refugee who's lived here for years noticed that more and more families were getting separated in overcrowded camps so he set up a lost and found booth from behind this microphone at the could to prolong camp he makes announcements about unaccompanied children that have been brought to him as well as individuals who have been reported missing by their relatives he says that there have been more than fourteen hundred people reported missing and estimates that more than seven hundred families have so far been reunited and. i have family too i have kids too if i lost my own kids then i would feel very bad so until i'm able to give the lost children back to their parents i remain distressed when i can return children to their parents then i feel a pace kemal knows the chances of children being found increases when people can continue to communicate with each other that's why he's also set up
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a charging station where refugees can charge their mobile phones for free come on have been working as a security guard for an aid organization when he first got the idea for this initiative to use the money from his own savings to rent a microphone and start calling out the names of the missing and the lost now he is doing this full time. normal hamad was frantic when he couldn't find his two and a half year old son maha. people told me that i should go to the booth with a microphone where a person named kemal will announce my baby's name i searched all over for my son and still couldn't find him when i was about half of the way to the booth i heard that they were announcing that they had found a child then when i arrived i found my son with kemal now reunited with his son mohammad tells us he's not just relieved but also extremely grateful to come out but for every happy parent we find there is a distraught one. my son has been missing since last night i search for him yesterday all day and night as she waits for news alongside her other son mohammed
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aziz al more reaches desperation only deepens cum all is all too familiar with this kind of suffering it's why he sits in this booth despite the heat it's why he works from early in the morning until late at night. finding children helping adults making a difference one name at a time. at the could to prolong camp and cox is bizarre the ditch preliminary results and kurdistan's presidential election have given victory to an ally of the sitting leader. has won more than half the votes the outgoing president is promising a peaceful and democratic transition that would be a first for central asia as robin forrester walker reports from bishkek this presidential election has been a test for democracy not just for kyrgyzstan but for a region typically governed by strong men who cling to power voters used an
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electronic voting system designed to eliminate fraud and had a genuine choice eleven candidates with two front runners. but burnell of a youthful charismatic oligarch promised to kickstart a chronically impoverished economy. we will have the name of a new president and this name will be. sold on by the echo of the incumbent presidents chosen candidate promised continuity today i voted for consistency in power for the development of our country for the future of our country. incumbent president allmers back at him by a wants to be remembered as a leader who delivered the democratic first in the region a peaceful legitimate handover of power. that legacy however risks being undermined by the jailing of political opponents using state bureaucracy to influence the
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outcome of the election and attacks against the media this election boils down to new power versus power between a man who has spent millions of dollars of his own money on this campaign against an outgoing president term ins to make sure his chosen successor and his office. early results indicate a first round win that was unexpected groups of volunteers on sunday night pledged to keep the peace contested results not so long ago have led to revolutions democracy in kyrgyzstan is fragile in first year walker al jazeera bishkek. catalonia as president has less than twenty four hours to say whether or not he'll declare independence following the secession referendum if he says yes spain's prime minister may take the unprecedented step of removing the
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region's political autonomy and as it was on again i get reports from bustling. facing up to the biggest challenge of his political career all eyes are on catalunya as president catalyst prejudgment the man who could be about to declare europe's newest state here remembering the life of the last man who declared an independent cattle and republic. in one thousand nine hundred forty this was with form a castle and president was executed by firing squad for a belling against the military rule of general francisco franco with only hours to go until just a creature god except for defies the order for the dread to end his drive for secession he gave no clue as to his intention. on behalf of the government and myself i want to reiterate our commitment. to. democracy as the inspiration for the decisions we have to make. on the eve of the day when mr
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preacher want is expected to confirm or deny his declaration of independence his presence here at memorial ceremony for a hero of catalan independence is not going unnoticed and many here are drawing parallels with that situation. there has been much emotion stoked here in the past few weeks but the attempt to frame this as a story of oppression of a wealthy region by the central government is not convincing the european union despite the violent crackdown by madrid on any attempt to push ahead with self-determination. and. army and that the. peaceful. position never use the balance to defend our arguments.
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the catalonia of today is different from the impact of place it was during the spanish civil war but for the. ted the specter of heroes of the cause is never far away even if catalonia independence politicians step back there's no guarantee that they won't pay the price for their part in spain's current constitutional crisis. barcelona. well it's well known the ancient city of venice is sinking but it's also shrinking its fifty four thousand citizens are steadily leaving complaining the city has been overrun by tourists some fed up locals are hoping to change that only under their report. venice the timeless city that tourists seem to have little time for twenty million visit each year three quarters of them only stay for twenty four hours they follow the same route see the same sights the impact is devastating fed up residents leaving for ever one thousand each year for them house
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prices are astronomically high the crowds unbearable italian city no longer caters for them they say don't. feel no one here who you could to fly in the you can buy food now you can buy only bags. we became and beautifully like how was it possible to appreciate a city where running our citizens. shops only for. the craftsmen are not working in their shops. residents are protesting against the visiting cruise ships that dwarf the city and damage the environment unesco is threatening to blacklist the world heritage site unless action is taken a campaign to enjoy and respect venice is under way police move on to us to sit on steps and encourage them to visit less popular attractions but there are no plans
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to reduce tourist numbers only we. we agree cruise ships shouldn't pass by san marcos but we need to keep five thousand jobs we are looking into a different road regarding day trippers we are working on a possible experimental closure of sun miles square tourists would have to book a free visit to try and encourage the right type of visitor the city has also introduced by putting up these posters all over venice terrorists can be fined two hundred forty dollars for picnicking on a bridge like this one hundred twenty dollars for littering they can also be charged for holding too long which many of these birds are bigger. and generally annoying. dream is one of few remaining artist making always that steer the gondolas which helped make them famous so if they want a lot of i'm going to quiet i'm going to challenge us to show them the real venice not because we want to create
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a museum there because we think that this is the most intelligent way to visit here and the only way to keep the nancy alive but hoping for tourists who go more with the flow is like venice battling against the tide charlie and al jazeera let us. a quick recap of the top stories here the south iraqi army and kurdish forces have exchanged gunfire cook iraqi soldiers are advancing on the kurdish held city with state t.v. reporting the troops have retaken vast area in the rich region one military commander told reuters the aim is to take back an air base and oil fields. but has more from had a better. understanding and that this offensive is focused on oil fields to the north the west the self all of that oil rich city of kirkuk and also the k. one a military base ok one military base was taken control of by kurdish peshmerga in
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two thousand and forty after the iraqi army fled leisel offensive well kurdish leaders met earlier to discuss tension with iraq following last month's session referendum they've rejected the iraqi government's demand to stop any push for independence at least two hundred seventy six people have been killed in the largest suicide bombing in somalia's history no one has yet claimed responsibility for the blast in mogadishu on saturday. venezuela's president nicolas maduro is hailing what he calls an emphatic victory in regional elections electoral board announced his party had won seventeen and twenty three state governorships the oppositions as a result a dubious. australia set to have the world's youngest leader sebastien parents and his conservative party of claim victory in the general election the thirty one year old will need to form a coalition to govern preliminary results and kurdistan's presidential election have given victory to an ally of the sitting lead it. is a former prime minister the outgoing president promising
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a peaceful and democratic transition and the final assault has begun to root out the last i saw of fighters in the northern syrian city of raka u.s. backed syrian opposition forces say almost all civilians and about two hundred seventy five eisold fighters have left rocka under do you brokered by tribal leaders on saturday. the mayor was in malaysia on the first leg of a three state visit to southeast asia to mean bin ahmed al thani he's aiming to strengthen trade and investment ties saudi arabia bahrain the u.a.e. and egypt cut diplomatic ties with cats and imposed a blockade. but those were the headlines the news continues here now jazeera after well can china's democracy experiment that's much. again bono circus is on a mission to help local children break the poverty cycle one on east follows their journey of sacrifice become top class performers. one is that this time and out is
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are. tens of thousands of demonstrations erupt across china each year driven by anger over corruption and the illegal sale of communal land most protests fail to make an impact but in two thousand and eleven one village defied the odds. to cancer villages rose up demanding the return of their land calling for their leaders to step down to decades of corruption to was. made a crackdown activist shreds and boy died in police custody. but who can achieve the unthinkable the right to choose their own videos.
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this time of al-jazeera. fighting erupts in kara cook as the iraqi army advances towards the kurdish held city. follow on down jordan this is our jazeera live from doha also coming up. anger and sorrow as nearly three hundred people are killed in the deadliest single attack in the somali capital. venezuela's president held an emphatic victory in regional elections but the opposition's crying foul plus. if we keep trying to investigate the truth about issues in reclined states my life could be in danger in the line of fire trying to muzzle the media for reporting on the range of crisis. the iraqi
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army is advancing on the kurdish held city with state television reporting that troops have already taken vast areas in the oil rich region the reuters news agency is quoting a senior iraqi official saying the objective is to regain control of a key airbase oil fields to the west of the city. well it comes as tension rises over the disputed region the peshmerga took control of the catacombs in twenty fourteen when the iraqi army was pushed out by eisel baghdad now wants it back iraq's kurdish region held a succession referendum last month and its leaders are pushing for independence for kurdish leaders met earlier to discuss the crisis they have rejected the iraqi government's demand to know the outcome of the referendum. we are ready to start a dialogue with to solve problems between us we reject the use of weapons according to the iraqi constitution weapons can't be used as a means to solve internal problems we hope that weapons will not be used in any
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areas including in kirkuk just rough and has more now from arab illin northern iraq . iraqi military saying that this operation is being spearheaded by the knights armored division the federal police and counterterrorism units they saying that thousands of shia militias are very much in a supportive role we understand that this offensive is focused on oil fields to the north the west the south all of that oil rich city of kirkuk and also the k. one a military base ok one military base was taken control of by kurdish peshmerga in two thousand and fourteen after the iraqi army fled and eisel offensive kirkuk is hugely important for the k r g and for the iraqi federal government is one of the two main oil producing areas of this country believed to have around four percent of the world's oil resources and it was taking control of by the peshmerga as i say
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after the iraqi army fled that are still offensive in two thousand and forty and it participated in the controversial referendum on a future session from iraq last month kurdish forces in and around that city have valves to defend it to the last man we hear that the kurdish governor of kirkuk has called people in the cities are saying anybody with a weapon should defend the city prime minister the seemingly trying to calm the situation by saying that the offensive was not aimed at the people of kirkuk and that they should cooperate with the iraqi military but a very worrying development it seems as if all diplomatic efforts have failed in the build up of those troops that we've seen towards. positions despite repeated by the iraqi army that they were going to move on into the city and retake these oil fields it seems very much as if that is happening now shock disbelief and
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sorrow somalia's in mourning off the two hundred seventy six people were killed in a massive suicide bombing in the cap. dition the blast described as being the deadliest single attack on record has also left hundreds injured it's still not clear who carried out the carnage somalia's governments blaming al shabaab but a senior member of the armed group has denied any involvement catherine so reports in nairobi in neighboring kenya. people in somalia's capital mogadishu a trying to come to terms with one of the worst car bomb attacks ever a truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at an intersection lined with government offices restaurants and shops hours later a second blast struck another business district in the city most of the buildings in those areas have been destroyed still being pulled out of the rubble president mohammed up to life visited the scene his government has declared three days of mourning and you are the. target of these terrorist is not government officials but
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civilians as you see here there are no government buildings only civilians who are going about their daily life we have to come together and fight these monsters until we eradicate them from our country. speaking to al-jazeera the united nations deputy special envoy to somalia say despite such attacks the security situation around the country has improved a great efforts have been made by the government to particular secure city but also other areas in in the country but nevertheless when one is desperate enough to get through these kind of things do happen and we've seen it yet again into mali unfortunately doctors are doing their best with limited resources to deal with the many people who have been injured dozens are in critical condition several have lost limbs so. what happened yesterday was incredible i have never seen such a thing before and the death toll is uncountable corpses were no one could
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recognize them. as targets like ma. carrots and restaurants have become common in somalia this in a part is just how large it was and the devastation it has caused right now people are in shock hospital supplies like blood our identity needed many are wondering how someone is able to drive have you called packed with explosives into the heart of the city catherine. now robi kenya. meanwhile hundreds of somalis are marched on the streets of mogadishu to voice their anger against the bombing some of them say they've lost faith in the state's ability to protect citizens. as well as electoral borders announce that the president socialist party has won most of the governorships in regional elections they can as mature as heading the result as an emphatic victory but the outcome the spot accusations of fraud from the opposition the socialist party took seventeen
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governorships while the opposition won just five. someone. one more victory under our belt a victory of democracy for it is not to slash and burn it is not violence the way forward is not economic war to make people angry at the prices the way forward is not to cut electricity it is to debate ideas and this is a sovereign right there is no king there's only one sovereign here and that is the people to raise about who has more now from the capital. what i think of those who have not voted for the government of course and for the government candidate carr are in shock we have spoken to people then in very low income neighborhoods that are saying. today some of them told me that. because they cannot believe that the government one. state they cannot believe that the government had at least fifty four percent. in the whole country of course this are the sectors that have
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voted against the government and we know voted against the government there are many out there have voted for the government the government still have support in many areas we have seen what the government has done to win in some areas where they had lost in the past distributing boxes to food for example subsidized food among other things so most definitely this is a big shocker for the opposition but for the government it's definitely in a way show that they still have around the country and it gives them something in a way that they have lost we would have to see of course what the opposition does next but it is legit timothy i mean this government is trying to prove that this is not a dictatorship that elections do happen here and elections happen the sunday minister . austria's conservative leader sebastian could sustain victory in the general election just age thirty one this will make him the world's youngest leader his people's party won more than thirty one percent of the vote but he'll need to form a coalition government to reports the results shift to the political right.
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and emphatic victory for sebastian curt's just thirty one years old and already the chancellor of austria in waiting his first call to party headquarters and i thank you to supporters he described as making the impossible possible. today the voters men and women in this country gave us a great mandate we must be aware of this opportunity the women and men are putting their hopes into this movement we will use all our strength and all of our fight to bring about change in this country i invite you to go on this path with us there is much to do to establish a new style a new culture a politics political analysts say his victory makes it clear the turbulent rise of right wing populism is far from over of course this is a course. so. labeled the whiz
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kid joined the campaign the leader of the conservative people's party achieved his ambition by being tough on what he called illegal migration curt's has been accused of ruthless opportunism via his former coalition partners stealing the clothes and the policies of the hard right. no one party has an absolute majority in the national parliament sir coalition will have to be formed but who will kurtz now choose as his partner. most bets are on the hard right freedom party led by heinz christian straka it's been more than a decade since they've been in a governing coalition but tonight they were celebrating a significant surge in support for the little people called the club people see this shows the tree as it looks who will be able to celebrate the best result in the history of the party and it also shows that the wish for change is strong in austria. that feeling might not be shared by austria's muslim community the card of
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islamophobia has been successfully played in this election leaving them more isolated and vulnerable david chaytor al-jazeera vienna. so to come here and al-jazeera including the philippine army claims a major victory in the battle against isolating fighters in the south. firefighters battle some of the deadliest wildfires in california history stay with us. from. two unenchanted. welcome back as we take a look at weather conditions across the levant and western parts of asia you see this area of cloud moving through the caucuses in towards the caspian sea so rain is returning across this region all the way from ankara on the southern side of the black sea through the mountains with some snow obviously at the higher elevations
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there through towards the caspian sea further towards the south we still look at fine weather conditions on monday in beirut twenty seven degrees. as we head on through into tuesday but jerry temperatures are coming down across the region we're looking at highs of just thirty one in baghdad thirty four in kuwait also no such stays with showers going through back and temperatures dropping quite considerably and just fourteen here in the arabian peninsula we've had the blowing down through the gulf over the last few days does he stand monday through chews day but temperatures still thirty eight degrees and with a lower humidity much more pleasant conditions same goes for abu dhabi on the other side of the potential we've got fine conditions there for mecca medina and i was seeing temperatures struggling to reach forty degrees turning a little bit cooler here too into southern portions of africa we've got largely fine weather much as you would expect but for. looking rather cloudy chances and showers at times and temperatures probably reaching a higher than fifteen the weather sponsored by catto.
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has never been. a constant barrage of every day but the messages simply state you have. plane. crash. crazy and misinformation is rife dismissal and denial of well documented accusations and evidence is part of genocide the listening post provides a critical counterpoint challenging mainstream media narrative at this time on al-jazeera. welcome back to the top stories here on al-jazeera the iraqi army and kurdish
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forces have exchanged gunfire cook iraqi soldiers are advancing on the kurdish shell city state t.v. reporting that troops have we taken vast areas in the oil rich region. at least two hundred seventy six people have been killed in the largest suicide bombing in somalia's history no one strain responsibility for the blast in mogadishu on saturday. venezuela's president nicolas maduro is hailing what he calls an emphatic victory in regional elections electoral vote announced his party's won seventeen twenty three state governorships the opposition says the results are dubious. now the defense minister of the philippines has announced that two senior commanders have been killed in fighting in the south of the country is the. lead off which sees parts of the city of in may his fighters were assisted by the mouth a group one of its leaders on my mouth has also been killed government forces have been battling for battling for control of let's talk to jamila and she joins us live from the city jamila so what more do we know about the deaths of these
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commanders and how important were they. well daryn the news for us is being met with celebrations here the defense secretary has confirmed that in manila military officials here in malawi have yet to officially say that the two leaders of the mao to group have been killed in a military operation early this morning here in malawi city this comes at a very precarious time at the time daryn when the sea just been dragging on for more than four months now is the lone happy law and was seen to be a leader basically of the southeast asian caliphates of ice so he was the first group when he was with abu sayyaf that that was the first group that pledged allegiance to isolate then moved to morocco we were he joined forces forces with them out with a group what was used to be in fact a local militia that eventually merged with happy group and took control of several parts of malawi city here several months ago now the price to pay was here daryn
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since the crisis began more than a thousand people have been killed and hundreds of thousands more have been this place daryn and jamila so where does this leave the government's ongoing battle against armed groups like the mountain and abu sayyaf there are deaths there and is a signal that the conflict is almost over in terms of military operation there are quite a number of fighters left inside there is still a number of hostages inside believed to be about ten to thirteen seventeen others were released this morning and the battle be basically left now we've been just inside a very small part. of land about one hundred meters from lakeland now it is expected that the president will show up this week that most likely of the philippine military together with the national members of the national government will finally
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be able to raise the philippine flag at the heart of what are we city since the crisis began daryn orator jamila dugan the city thank you. now the exodus of a hinge of a man miles rakhine state has shocked the world yet for journalists in the country simply reporting the story has led to harassment refusing to accept government propaganda has left some fearing for their lives reports from young in a yangon cafe i made mean he's visiting from his home state of mind when he runs a monthly political magazine it's a risky business twenty eight year old shows me photos of a bombing attack on his house last year which he says is due to his reporting in rakhine. if we keep trying to investigate the truth about issues in reclined states my life could be in danger if we reduced our coverage of stories about muslims during the recent incidents in monk we had to be silent we almost don't cover it
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because we have to be very careful. more than half a million rohingya have fled maine marta bangladesh since late august after a military campaign the united nations has called ethnic cleansing but you're unlikely to hear it reported that way in mean ma whenever it comes to who and your issue. a traitor this reporter says he's been harassed online and even threatened in person for his reporting and reckon he doesn't want to reveal his identity because he fears for the public backlash and you're feeling more crammed and you know you feel crap when you're writing the news before it's publish you you have this fear what would be the public you know response. will be swearing at me again online this directing a fact and you know the journalist walk how does or has spoken to about half a dozen journalists from me also say that facing some form of harassment even death
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threats for not telling the government line on the range of issues just to give you an example of what that narrative is this is one of the country's daily best selling newspapers and it says that authorities are saying they'll continue to fight with their holy islamic terrorism in reckon states government social media also run the line that burning their homes including posting a photo of this couple who were later found to be hindu the burning of ranger homes was recently cited in a united nations report as being part of a campaign to expel and prevent the return of brahim just to me but the government says it's false and these kind of attacks are not happening these accusations are spreading throughout the world even though there's been no attacks after the fifth of september and this is due to the media's role and this is very bad performance of the media i can say these media are bullying us i think it's fair to say that
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the government's p.r. . machine. on this entire issue has been absolutely dreadful and it's been something almost orwellian dystopian. an incredibly cheap and nasty mean mean war is not just for his country's future but that of his magazine he lost two of his six stuff this month because he wouldn't let them use the words bengali terrorist reports he remains afraid of what else he could lose if he continues to search for the truth in. al-jazeera gone qatar's amir is in malaysia on the first leg of a three state visit to southeast asia schefter mean been hammered out there any he's aiming to strengthen trade and investment ties saudi arabia bahrain the u.a.e. and egypt all cut diplomatic ties with qatar and imposed a blockade in june the emir's being accompanied by a business delegation and cabinet members. the bodies of twenty six people thought have been killed in an ambush last week of been found in eastern democratic
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republic of congo the victims disappeared after they were attacked by fighters in north kivu a chief in the area says most of the bodies had their hands tied and their necks broken more than eight hundred people were killed in a series of massacres in the area between twenty fourteen and twenty sixteen. south african president jacob zuma is visiting democratic republic of congo where he held talks with his counterpart joseph kabila the leaders discussed regional stability in the great lakes countries and security issues more than a million people have been displaced in the region where several groups are waging attacks against state and international institutions that's more from goma. the security situation here in the democratic republic of congo has deteriorated in recent months in the southern cosign province a conflict between local armed groups and government forces killed thousands and more than a million people have been displaced the army has been accused of abuses and massacres which it denies here in the east last week attackers killed un
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peacekeepers and civilians near the town of benny the week before an armed group attacked the town of the vera comes in an absence of presidential elections which were meant to happen in november last year at the end of president joseph kabila second constitutional. electoral commission says it needs more resources and more time to be able to prepare the election for the opposition say president kabila is trying to over stay in power and he's now ruling illegally the international community has expressed concern that a lack of a democratic process could lead to an escalation of congo's conflicts but a lot of the people here in congo think it's the other way round a lot of people think that powerful politicians are deliberately escalating conflict at this time to create a state of conflict so bad that it's not possible for elections to get ahead protesters in but facile are demanding justice for a revolution leader who was killed thirteen years ago thomas sankara seized power
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in a military coup in one thousand nine hundred three just four years later he was shot dead his close friend blaise camporee became president before he was then thrown out of office in the uprising in twenty fourteen come for a blocked attempts to investigate some cars killing during his twenty seven year rule. kenya's opposition coalition says it will continue protesting for electoral change despite a government ban a rerun of the presidential election is now set for october twenty sixth but there's confusion on whether the vote will happen after the main opposition leader rhino pulled out. from mombasa. thousands of people came out to hear opposition leader raila odinga speaking with. his supporters say they are prepared to continue protests against kenya's electoral commission demanding its reform very. we have already said that we will not go for election if thieves are in charge we want to go for election on a level field we will root all the foreigners we will remove all the tree stumps
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we'll remove all the stones we will cover all the holes and we will enter that field and see other man to man. the commission says it will go ahead with presidential elections in ten days that's despite it being a withdrawing he says the rerun will not be free and fair after claiming the august vote which he lost was rigged or a dog. on a fishing expeditions where we put a down a document which was a good basis for carrying out this their positions were called the mighty disavowal minimum and their commission didn't even attempt to respond to those demands of the supreme court and now the results of that election last month saying they were neither transparent no verifiable with so much uncertainty already clouding the upcoming vote kenyans are waiting for president to sign the amended election laws and those nos would have to be named the winner after this withdrawal but it's
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not clear if indeed these would apply to this month's rerun by the way people here are saying as long as a thing as not taking part they won't be any election. opposition protests have so far turned violent with looting and police using tear gas to disperse protesters police are accused of killing at least three demonstrators meanwhile kenyatta is campaigning across the country he says the election should go ahead and expects his governing jubilee party to get more than the fifty four percent of votes it got in august but there's still uncertainty about exactly who will take part after a court ruled more candidates can't participate the rest of the presidential candidates don't have the kind of support that has and it doesn't participate that means half of the country is not going to participate in that actions and that would put us in a very difficult situation because. the jubilee government can continue and then
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half of the country would still be roiling. the political battle looks set to continue on kenyan streets and even the courts and with a dingo not adhering to commission requirements to properly withdraw from the election many kenyans watching say anything is possible for me. liberia's presidential election is heading for a runoff vote former football star george where vice president joseph will progress to the second round after both failed to win more than half of the vote where took thirty nine percent with a block on twenty nine point one there is economy has grown rapidly in the last decade but many complain of poor public services and corruption. far officials in california say they've turned a corner in the battle against wildfires have killed at least forty people thousands of firefighters are working with special aircraft to tackle sixteen major blazes north of san francisco is runnels. ten thousand firefighters are now
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battling what have become the deadliest blazes in california history the fires have burned approximately eight hundred sixty square kilometers in the wine country north of san francisco since october the eighth one hundred thousand people have been forced to evacuate and more than five thousand buildings have been destroyed dozens of people are still unaccounted for this is truly one of the grace if not the greatest tragedy that californians have faced the devastation is just unbelievable it's a horror that no one could have imagined high winds on saturday fanned the flames the winds intensified and. the fire just grew in size and quickly those conditions forced some families who had just returned to their own to flee once more and huge sea of police officers from all over the state basically
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came in with their bill horne's mandatory evacuation leave immediately amidst the devastation one family unexpectedly found life if you come here maybe. the weaver family's house was destroyed but their dog izzy somehow survived unharmed after running away as the flames approached it was one of the greatest moments of my life it was elation came off here on the corner and we can expect to see here we are just there to video the house my parents and see what we can find and. praying that she might be there she came bounding out. tears officials say firefighters are making good progress in containing some of the sixteen separate fires burning in the area aircraft have dropped nearly eight million liters of fire retardant on the flames there was rain in the forecast for later in the week which will greatly help firefighters in their efforts to control
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in extinguish the worst fires california has ever seen rob reynolds al-jazeera los angeles. al-jazeera is demanding the release of its journalist mahmoud hussein who's now been in prison in egypt for three hundred days he's accused of broadcasting false news to spread chaos and al-jazeera strongly deny hussein has repeatedly complained of mistreatment during his incarceration he was arrested in december visiting his family. to tigers rescued from the war in syria are heading to a new home in the netherlands sultan thirteen animals recovered from the magic world zoo in aleppo by the four paws international charity they became ill after living through six years of harsh conditions in the zoo but the tigers are finally well enough to travel due to arrive in amsterdam on monday before heading to their new home in the northern province a three slant. of course website there it is on your screen
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dress al-jazeera dot com. dot com. just a quick recap now the top stories are now just over the iraqi army and kurdish forces have exchanged gunfire near care cook iraqi soldiers are advancing on the kurdish held city with state t.v. reporting that troops have retaken vast areas in the oil rich region and militia commander told reuters that the aim is to take an air base and oil fields. that has more from edible we understand that this event is focused on oil fields to the north the west the self all of that oil rich city of kirkuk and also the k. one a military base on military bases taking control of by kurdish peshmerga in two thousand and fourteen after the iraqi army fled leisel offensive well kurdish leaders met earlier to discuss tension with iraq following last month's a session referendum they rejected the iraqi government's demands to stop any push
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for independence. at least two hundred seventy six people have been killed in the biggest suicide bombing in somalia's history no one has claimed responsibility yet for the blast in mogadishu on saturday venezuela's president nicolas maduro is hailing what he calls an emphatic victory in regional elections the electoral board announced his party had won seventeen out of twenty three state governorships the opposition's as a result a dubious the defense minister of the philippines says two senior ice a link commanders have been killed in fighting in the south asked them on happy long lead abu sayyaf which sees parts of the city of mazar e in may fighters were assisted by the multi-group one of its leaders as also being killed austria is set to have the world's youngest lead us about the and kurds and his conservative party friend victory in the general election the thirty one year old will need to form a coalition to govern. early results in kurdistan as presidential election have
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given victory to an ally of the sitting leader by gen because his former prime minister the outgoing president is promising a peaceful and democratic transition and the final assault has begun to root out the last i saw fighters in the northern syrian city of u.s. backed syrian opposition forces say almost all civilians in about two hundred seventy five beisel fighters have left under a deal brokered by tribal leaders on saturday well those were the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after listening post statement thanks so much and i think. china is holding what appears to be its most significant communist party congress in decades with president xi jinping keen to consolidate is. what does that mean for this country and indeed the rest of the world join me in a dream brown for live coverage and analysis here on out. it's our top story tonight because it involves ha. ha ha ha ha ha.
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